1. Family: Aspleniaceae Newman
    1. Genus: Thelypteris Schmidel
      1. Thelypteris pauciflora (Hook.) C.F.Reed

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Nigeria to Sudan and Angola.

    [FWTA]

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

    Ecology
    On rocks by streams in forest at 3, 800 ft. alt.
    [FTEA]

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

    Type
    Type: Equatorial Guinea/Gabon, Crystal Mts (Sierra del Crystal), Mann 1672 (K!, syn.)
    Leaves
    Fronds up to 15, tufted, 20–85 cm tall; stipe 10–30 cm long with broadly ovate glabrous basal scales
    Leaf lamina
    Lamina (13–)30–50 cm long, (7–)13–25 cm wide.
    Pinnae
    Pinnae 5–15 cm long, 0.5–1.5 cm wide, attenuate at apex, cuneate at the base
    General
    Young plant from gemma often remaining on plant for some time
    Figures
    Fig 9, p 31
    Ecology
    On rocks in and along rivers in riverine forest, also lower montane forest and mist forest; 950–1500 m
    Distribution
    Flora districts: U2 T6 T7 Range: Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo (Kinshasa), Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea/Gabon, Sudan, Angola

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Cameroon, Gabon, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

    Thelypteris pauciflora (Hook.) C.F.Reed appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Feb 7, 2004 Dawe, M.T. [369], Uganda Menisorus pauciflorus K000435848 syntype
    Feb 7, 2004 Dawe, M.T. [369], Uganda Menisorus pauciflorus K000435849 syntype
    Aug 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [10407], Cameroon Menisorus pauciflorus K000108904
    Aug 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [9704], Cameroon Menisorus pauciflorus K000109137
    Aug 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [4064], Cameroon Menisorus pauciflorus K000109141
    Mann, G. [s.n.], Gabon Menisorus pauciflorus K000435850 Unknown type material
    Mann, G. [s.n.], Gabon Menisorus pauciflorus K000435851 Unknown type material

    First published in Phytologia 17: 302 (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 Menisorus pauciflorus.]

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    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/
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