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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to S. Africa, W. Indian Ocean.

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: South Africa, Natal, Gueinzius s.n. (B, holo.)
Vegetative Multiplication Rhizomes
Rhizome erect with brown, ovate, acute entire scales up to 4 mm long
Morphology Leaves
Fronds tufted, 0.5–1.5 m tall
Morphology Leaves Stipes
Stipe straw-coloured, 30–50 cm long, thinly pubescent with minute white hairs
Morphology Leaves Leaf lamina
Lamina elliptic in outline, deeply bipinnatifid, 34–90 cm long 18 cm wide with acute deeply pinnatifid apex, basal pair of pinnae somewhat reduced and deflexed; middle pinnae narrowly oblong, 12–20 cm long, 1.4–1.7 cm wide, long attenuate with long narrow crenate segment at the apex, deeply pinnatifid into narrowly oblong falcate acute lobes 4–12 mm long, 2–3.5 mm wide, pilose on both surfaces and often with small glandular capitate hairs beneath; veins 8–11(–15) pairs, the basal pair free or meeting at the sinus membrane
Morphology Reproductive morphology Sori Indusium
Indusium 0.7 mm in diameter, glandular and pilose with white hairs or sometimes almost glabrous.
Ecology
By forest streams, usually in swampy areas, rock faces above rivers, Croton–Celtis forest (near sea level); 1200–1900 m
Note
Faden 68/831 (Kenya, Chania R.) has pinnae 25 × 3 cm and lobes 17 × 5.5 mm. These exceptional measurements have not been included in the description.
Distribution
Flora districts: K 1?, K3 K4 K5 K6 K7 T 1?, T2 T3 T 4 , T6 T7 Range: Sudan, Ethiopia, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa; Madagascar, St. Helena? (? indicates based on specimens with no rhizome data)

Native to:

Angola, Burundi, Cape Provinces, Comoros, Ethiopia, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Réunion, Seychelles, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Thelypteris gueintziana (Mett.) Schelpe appears in other Kew resources:

First published in J. S. African Bot. 31: 262 (1965)

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 Christella gueintziana.]

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0