Lellingeria oosora (Baker) A.R. Sm. & R.C. Moran

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Lellingeria oosora

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Lellingeria oosora

Photo: Petra Ballings
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Synonyms: Grammitis oosora (Baker) J.E. Burrows
Xiphopteris oosora (Baker) Alston
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Description:
Rhizome c. 1 mm diameter, shortly creeping to ascending; scales brown, entire, lanceolate, up to 1.5 mm long. Fronds pinnatifid, tufted, erect, sessile or subsessile, subcoriaceous. Stipe short, less than 1/7 the length of the lamina or included in the lamina. Lamina up to 70 × 4 mm, linear in outline, deeply pinnatifid into oblong lobes, glabrous on both surfaces, midrib dark brown to blackish; veins free, ending in a conspicuous pale hydathode on the upper surface. Sori round to elliptic, one on each lobe next to the midrib.
Notes: Only recorded once from southern Africa on Mt. Inyangani, Zimbabwe.
Distinguished from other species by having subsessile fronds that are incised almost to the midrib and a shortly creeping rhizome.
Derivation of specific name: oosora: with sori shaped like an egg
Habitat: Moist, moss-covered rocks along a deeply shaded streambank in high-altitude evergreen mist forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 1920 m (approx)
Worldwide distribution: Bioko, Cameroon, Côte d' Ivoire, Gabon, Guinea, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Rwanda, Sao Tomé, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Epiphyte, lithophyte.
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E. (1990). Southern African Ferns and Fern Allies. Frandsen, Sandton. Pages 186 - 187. As Grammitis oosora (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. , Burrows, S.M. (1993). An annotated check-list of the pteridophytes of Malawi Kirkia 14(1) Page 89.

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 6.

Roux, J.P. (2001). Conspectus of Southern African Pteridophyta. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report 13 Page 107.

Roux, J.P. (2009). Synopsis of the Lycopodiophyta and Pteridophyta of Africa, Madagascar and neighbouring islands Page 156.

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1970). Pteridophyta Flora Zambesiaca Pages 143 - 144. As Xiphopteris oosora


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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: Lellingeria oosora.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=101580, retrieved 31 July 2016

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