Elaphoglossum chevalieri Christ

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Frequency: rare
Rhizome creeping, up to 4 mm in diameter; rhizome scales appressed, pale brown, entire, up to 7 mm long. Fronds closely spaced, erect or arching, herbaceous, simple, dimorphic. Stipe up to 16 cm long, pale greenish-brown, densely set with reddish-brown hair-like scales which stand out at right angles to the stipe. Sterile lamina 4-18 × 2.2-3.5 cm, narrowly oblong to elliptic, apex pointed, base wedge-shaped, sparsely set with rusty-brown hair-like scales on both surfaces more so on the underside of the midrib and along the margin. Fertile lamina up to 5 × 1.2 cm, subcircular to oblong or elliptic in outline, apex rounded, base rounded or truncate; sporangia covering the whole undersurface of the lamina but sometimes with a narrow sterile margin.
Notes: It can be distinguished from other species by having rusty brown frond scales covering the whole lamina, above and below, and a densely hairy stipe.
Derivation of specific name: chevalieri: this species was first collected by a French botanist, Auguste J. Chevalier (1873-1956)
Habitat: Lithophyte on moss covered boulders or rock faces along streams in deep shade of evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 1220 - 1920 m
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Lithophyte.
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Burrows, J.E. (1990). Southern African Ferns and Fern Allies. Frandsen, Sandton. Pages 292 - 293. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. , Burrows, S.M. (1993). An annotated check-list of the pteridophytes of Malawi Kirkia 14(1) Page 97.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 11.

Jacobsen, W.B.G. (1983). The Ferns and Fern Allies of Southern Africa. Butterworths, Durban and Pretoria. Page 423. (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 7.

Roux, J.P. (2001). Conspectus of Southern African Pteridophyta. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report 13 Pages 151 - 152.

Roux, J.P. (2009). Synopsis of the Lycopodiophyta and Pteridophyta of Africa, Madagascar and neighbouring islands Page 127.

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1970). Pteridophyta Flora Zambesiaca Pages 214 - 215.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Elaphoglossum chevalieri.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=102150, retrieved 21 February 2018

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