Ophioglossum ammophilum C.D. Adams

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Common names:
Rhizome fusiform to linear, apex bearing numerous, persistent old stipe bases. Leaves green with orange tinged median vein, held at more than 30% from the ground. Petiole subterranean for < 70% of its length. Fertile segment inserted at or just above the base of the lamina.
Type location:
Nigeria, Accra district (Burrows)
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Along edges of seasonal pans in woodland.
Altitude range:
Worldwide distribution: Ethiopia, Nigeria, Sudan, Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N
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Endemic status:
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Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 14.

Roux, J.P. (2001). Conspectus of Southern African Pteridophyta. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report 13 Page 32.

Roux, J.P. (2009). Synopsis of the Lycopodiophyta and Pteridophyta of Africa, Madagascar and neighbouring islands Page 32.

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Ophioglossum ammophilum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=213380, retrieved 8 December 2023

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