Ophioglossum lancifolium C. Presl

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The name O. lancifolium has been widely used in tropical Africa for plants with a narrow elliptic sterile leaf held at 60-85° from the horizontal and a linear rhizome. O. gracillimum, O. lusoafricanum, O. caroticaule have been identified within the O. lancifolium aggregate (Burrows and Edwards, 1993). Futhermore with the identification of O. sandieae, it has been concluded that the name O. lancifolium should only be used for plants from the Mascarenes and perhaps Madagascar (Crouch et al., 2011).
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Derivation of specific name: lancifolium: with lance-shaped leaves
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Zimbabwe distribution: W,E
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E. (1990). Southern African Ferns and Fern Allies. Frandsen, Sandton. Pages 40 - 42. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. , Burrows, S.M. (1993). An annotated check-list of the pteridophytes of Malawi Kirkia 14(1) Page 81.

Burrows, J.E., Edwards, T.J. (1993). Nomenclatural changes and additions to the genus Ophioglossum in Africa (Ophioglossaceae: Pteridophyta) Bothalia 23(2) Page 188.

Crouch, N.R., Klopper, R.R., Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2011). Ferns of Southern Africa, A comprehensive guide Struik Nature Page 747.

Jacobsen, W.B.G. (1983). The Ferns and Fern Allies of Southern Africa. Butterworths, Durban and Pretoria. Page 163. (Includes a picture).

Kornas, J. (1979). Distribution and ecology of the Pteridophytes in Zambia Polska Akademia Nauk Wydzial II Nauk Biologicznych Pages 37 - 38.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 8.

Roux, J.P. (2001). Conspectus of Southern African Pteridophyta. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report 13 Page 33.

Roux, J.P. (2009). Synopsis of the Lycopodiophyta and Pteridophyta of Africa, Madagascar and neighbouring islands Page 33.

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1970). Pteridophyta Flora Zambesiaca Pages 35 - 37. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 15.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Ophioglossum lancifolium.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=100280, retrieved 30 September 2016

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