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This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya to Tanzania.

[FTEA]

Dryopteridaceae, JP Roux, M Shaffer-Fehre, B Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2007

Type
Tanzania, Morogoro District, Uluguru mountains, Mwere valley, Faden et al. 70/ 596 [BOL!, holo. (2 sheets); K!, iso. (2 sheets)]
Morphology General Habit
Terrestrial.
Vegetative Multiplication Rhizomes
Rhizome short-decumbent, up to 12 mm in diameter, with closely set stipe bases and ferrugineous to castaneous linear to narrowly lanceolate scales up to 15 × 5 mm, acuminate, irregularly set with scattered capitate glands and long outgrowths
Morphology Leaves
Fronds tufted, suberect to arching, up to 1.1 m long.
Morphology Leaves Stipes
Stipe proximally castaneous, stramineous higher up, up to 61 cm long and 7 mm in diameter, with proximally dense and distally sparse ferrugineous scales up to 18 × 6 mm.
Morphology Leaves Leaf lamina
Lamina ovate to broadly ovate, up to 59 × 43 cm, 2-pinnate-pinnatifid to 3-pinnate.
Morphology Leaves Rachis
Rachis stramineous, initially densely scaly, glabrescent, scales ferrugineous to castaneous, linear to filiform, up to 4 × 0.5 mm, irregularly denticulate.
Morphology Leaves Pinnae
Pinnules petiolate, increasingly more broadly attached and basiscopically decurrent along pinna-rachis towards pinna apex, up to 78 × 26 mm, proximal basiscopic pinnules slightly basiscopically developed, narrowly lanceolate to oblongacuminate; costa narrowly winged, with sparse scales up to 2.2 × 0.1 mm; segments and lobes up to 15 × 7 mm, ovate-obtuse to oblong-obtuse, basiscopically decurrent, shallowly lobed to denticulate, adaxially glabrous or with few hairs and filiform scales along costa, abaxially sparsely set with moniliform hairs up to 0.6 mm long on and between veins Pinnae up to 13 stalked pairs, increasingly more broadly attached and basiscopically decurrent along rachis towards lamina apex, basal pair longest and mostly conspicuously basiscopically developed, inaequilaterally triangular, ovate, oblong-acuminate to lanceolate, up to 27 × 13.5 cm, those higher up mostly near symmetrical, with up to 7 pinna pairs; pinna-rachis narrowly winged towards apex, with some linear to filiform scales up to 3 × 0.3 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Sori
Sori predominantly 2-seriate along pinnules, 2-seriate on lobes in larger plants, medial to inframedial on predominantly anadromous vein branches; exindusiate; sporangium stalk simple, glandular or haired
Morphology Reproductive morphology Spores
Spores with low reticulate ridged and bulges, 32–54 × 18–34 µm.
Ecology
Moist evergreen forests, often along streambanks; 1250—2000 m
Conservation
Restricted in distribution, but appears not to be threatened.
Distribution
Range: Restricted to the mountainous areas of tropical East Africa Flora districts: K4 K5 T6

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Use
None recorded for our area

Native to:

Kenya, Tanzania

Dryopteris filipaleata J.P.Roux appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jul 17, 2012 Faden, R.B. [70], Tanzania K000880648 isotype
Jul 17, 2012 Faden, R.B. [70], Tanzania K000880649 isotype

First published in Bothalia 34: 28 (2004)

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.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Bothalia 34: 28, fig. 1 & 2 (2004).

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