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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.)
Morphology Leaves
Fronds up to 15, tufted, 20–85 cm tall; stipe 10–30 cm long with broadly ovate glabrous basal scales
Morphology Leaves Leaf lamina
Lamina (13–)30–50 cm long, (7–)13–25 cm wide.
Morphology Leaves Pinnae
Pinnae 5–15 cm long, 0.5–1.5 cm wide, attenuate at apex, cuneate at the base
Morphology 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

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.]

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