1. Family: Aspleniaceae Newman
    1. Genus: Thelypteris Schmidel
      1. Thelypteris gueintziana (Mett.) Schelpe

        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.)
    Rhizomes
    Rhizome erect with brown, ovate, acute entire scales up to 4 mm long
    Leaves
    Fronds tufted, 0.5–1.5 m tall
    Stipes
    Stipe straw-coloured, 30–50 cm long, thinly pubescent with minute white hairs
    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
    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)

    Distribution

    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.]

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. 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 2019. 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