Stegnogramma pozoi (Lag.) K. Iwats.

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Synonyms: Thelypteris pozoi (Lag.) C.V. Morton
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Status: Native
Rhizome shortly creeping, then erect, up to 3 mm in diameter; rhizome scales up to 1.5 mm long, dark brown, lanceolate, margin ciliate. Fronds tufted, arching, not proliferous, softly herbaceous. Stipe up to 28 cm long, pale brown, thinly set with short white hairs and a few brown scales basally. Lamina up to 46 × 25 cm, narrowly elliptic to ovate-lanceolate in outline, 2-pinnatifid, apex tapering to a point with pinnatifid terminal segment, basal pair of pinnae somewhat reduced and deflexed. Pinnae narrowly oblong, base truncate, incised three quarters of the way to the costa into broadly oblong ultimate lobes, apex rounded, margin lobed; both surfaces hairy, more so along the veins, costa and costules; veins not meeting below or rarely touching at the sinus or one vein ending in the sinus and the other slightly above it. Rhachis strawcoloured, with short and long white hairs. Sori oval to linear along the veins, up to 2 mm long; exindusiate.
Notes: Could be confused with species of the genus of Diplazium, but they have much larger fronds (up to 2m).
Stegnogramma pozoi look for: linear sori!
Derivation of specific name: pozoi: first collected by D.G. del Pozo in nothern Spain.
Habitat: In deep shade on forest floor and more rarely on mossy rocks along mountain streams in evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 2160 m
Worldwide distribution: Algeria, Bioko, Cameroon, Comoro Isl. Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Morocco, Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, Eswatini, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Lithophyte, terrestrial.
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Burrows, J.E. (1990). Southern African Ferns and Fern Allies. Frandsen, Sandton. Page 260. As Thelypteris pozoi (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (1993). An annotated check-list of the pteridophytes of Malawi Kirkia 14(1) Page 96.

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 45. as Thelypteris pozoi

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 55. As Thelypteris pozoi

Crouch, N.R., Klopper, R.R., Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2011). Ferns of Southern Africa, A comprehensive guide Struik Nature Pages 676 - 677. (Includes a picture).

Dowsett-Lemaire, F. (1989). The flora and phytogeography of the evergreen forests of Malawi. I: Afromontane and mid-altitude forests; Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 59(1/2) Page 26. As Thelypteris pozoi

Jacobsen, W.B.G. (1983). The Ferns and Fern Allies of Southern Africa. Butterworths, Durban and Pretoria. Pages 393 - 395. (Includes a picture).

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 10.

Roux, J.P. (2001). Conspectus of Southern African Pteridophyta. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report 13 Pages 117 - 118. (Includes a picture).

Roux, J.P. (2009). Synopsis of the Lycopodiophyta and Pteridophyta of Africa, Madagascar and neighbouring islands Page 211.

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1970). Pteridophyta Flora Zambesiaca Pages 199 - 200. As Thelypteris pozoi

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Stegnogramma pozoi., retrieved 29 November 2023

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