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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa, Comoros, Madagascar.

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: South Africa, Durban (Port Natal), Gueinzius s.n. (LZ, holo.†; HBG, iso, BOL, photo.)
Vegetative Multiplication Rhizomes
Rhizome erect
Morphology Leaves
Fronds tufted, often large, 0.9–3.6 m tall, covered with mucilage when young and coiled; gemmae present on rachis at apex of frond Pinnae linear-oblong, 11.5–28 cm long, 1.5–3.3 cm wide, rather shallowly lobed to 1/4–1/3 to costa; lobes oblong, somewhat falcate, 4–10 mm long, 3–7 mm wide, glabrous, save for scattered short hairs on costa etc above; about 4 pairs of veins anastomosing below the sinus either in a membrane or extending from the sinus or below it
Morphology Leaves Stipes
Stipe pale brown, 22–75 cm long, glabrous
Morphology Leaves Leaf lamina
Lamina lanceolate in outline, 0.6–1.5 m long, 20–50 cm wide, simply pinnate, the basal pinnae hardly reduced; basal pinnae auricled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Sori Indusium
Indusium absent
Figures
Fig 10, p 33
Ecology
Evergreen rain, swamp and bamboo forests, roadsides and forest edges; (700– fide Schippers) 1450–2500 m
Distribution
Flora districts: U2 K3 K4 K5 K7 T2 T3 T5 T6 T7 Range: Liberia, Ghana, Cameroon, Congo (Kinshasa), Sudan, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa (Natal); Madagascar

[FWTA]

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

Ecology
On ground in shade, in forest; 1, 500 to 7, 000 ft. alt.

Native to:

Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Comoros, Ethiopia, Ghana, Gulf of Guinea Is., Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Thelypteris madagascariensis (Fée) Schelpe appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
May 1, 2000 Cheek, M. [9868], Cameroon Pneumatopteris unita K000746775
Jan 1, 1996 Thomas, D.W. [9193], Cameroon Pneumatopteris unita K000540249
Aug 1, 1974 Gilpin, H. [s.n.], Madagascar Pneumatopteris unita K000435819 holotype
Gilpin, H. [s.n.], Madagascar Pneumatopteris unita K000435817
Pool, W. [s.n.], Madagascar Pneumatopteris unita K000435818

First published in J. S. African Bot. 31: 267 (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 Pneumatopteris unita.]

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