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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Nigeria to Uganda.

[FWTA]

Thelypteridaceae, A. H. G. Alston. Flora of West Tropical Africa. Ferns and Fern-Allies Supplement. 1959

Ecology
On ground in ravine and high forest; at 1, 000 to 4, 000 ft. alt.

[FTEA]

Thelypteridaceae, Bernard Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2006

Type
Type: Nigeria, Ogoja Province, R. Ata, Koloishe, Savory & Keay FHI 25062 (BM, holo.; FHI, iso.)
Vegetative Multiplication Rhizomes
Rhizome shortly creeping, ± 5 cm in diameter
Morphology Leaves
Fronds laxly tufted or shortly spaced, 1.1–2.5 m tall Pinnae linear-oblong, 15–23 cm long, 2.5–3.5 cm wide, narrowly attenuate at the apex, truncate or rounded at the base, crenate; lobes up to 4 mm long, 6 mm wide; veins 8 with 4–5 anastomosing with zigzag excurrent vein
Morphology Leaves Stipes
Stipe straw-coloured, 30–80 cm long
Morphology Leaves Leaf lamina
Lamina ± oblong in outline, 0.6–1.1 m long, 13–40 cm wide, the lower pinnae not reduced, the upper segment resembling the pinnae and with a gemma at its base.
Morphology Leaves Rachis
Rachis and sometimes costa shortly hairy above, glabrous or minutely hairy beneath
Morphology Reproductive morphology Sori Indusium
Indusium absent.
Ecology
Swampy places on floor of evergreen forest, riverine forest; 1200–1300 m
Note
I am not convinced about the specific distinctness of this and P. unita. Alston confused them and Holttum (on determination labels admits to intermediates). I have followed him until more field work is done.
Distribution
Flora districts: U2 U4 Range: Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Bioko

Native to:

Cameroon, Ghana, Gulf of Guinea Is., Liberia, Nigeria, Uganda

Thelypteris blastophora (Alston) C.F.Reed appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Aug 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [2411], Cameroon Pneumatopteris blastophora K000108968

First published in Phytologia 17: 264 (1968)

Not accepted by

  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). World Ferns: Checklist of Ferns and Lycophytes of the World Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. [Cited as Pneumatopteris blastophora.]

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