Elaphoglossum marojejyense Tardieu

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Frequency: Rare
Rhizome widely creeping, c. 1-2 mm in diameter; rhizome scales dark brown, subentire, narrowly ovate to ovate-oblong. Fronds spaced apart, erect, coriaceous, simple, dimorphous. Stipe up to 6 cm long, brown when dry, glabrous except for a few brown scales. Sterile lamina up to 2.5 × 7 cm, oblong-elliptic to obovate or spathulate in outline, apex pointed to rounded, base broadly to narrowly wedge-shaped, glabrous above, with few minute scales below. Fertile lamina smaller than sterile lamina, up to 1.4 × 0.6 cm, oblong-elliptic to broadly elliptic in outline, glabrous above, sori covering the whole undersurface of the lamina.
Derivation of specific name: marojejyense: named after Marojejy mountain massif in Madagascar where this species was first collected.
Habitat: Among moss in boulders and rock crevices in deep shade on high altitude mountain peaks.
Altitude range: (metres) 1830 - 2540 m
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe, Madagascar
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Lithophyte.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
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Burrows, J.E. (1990). Southern African Ferns and Fern Allies. Frandsen, Sandton. Pages 281 - 282. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 23.

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.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 175.

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 Page 149.

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1970). Pteridophyta Flora Zambesiaca Pages 210 - 211.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 78.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Elaphoglossum marojejyense
African Plant Database: Elaphoglossum marojejyense
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Elaphoglossum marojejyense
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Elaphoglossum marojejyense
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Elaphoglossum marojejyense
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Elaphoglossum marojejyense
JSTOR Plant Science: Elaphoglossum marojejyense
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Elaphoglossum marojejyense
Plants of the World Online: Elaphoglossum marojejyense
Tropicos: Elaphoglossum marojejyense
Wikipedia: Elaphoglossum marojejyense

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Elaphoglossum marojejyense.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=102210, retrieved 16 June 2024

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