Blotiella currorii (Hook.) R.M. Tryon

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Synonyms: Litobrochia mannii (Baker) J.Sm.
Lonchitis currorii (Hook.) Kuhn
Lonchitis mannii (Baker) Alston
Pteris currorii Hook.
Pteris mannii Baker
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Status: Native
Rhizome massive, erect or short-creeping, thick and woody, bearing dense ferruginous or golden hairs. Fronds tufted, firmly herbaceous. Stipe straw-coloured or brownish, up to 1 m with a dense felt of brown hairs up to 1 cm long at base, sparsely set with short hairs pubescent or hairless above. lamina broadly ovate or oblong-lanceolate in outline, up to 90 × 60 cm, deeply 2-pinnatifid to 2-pinnate. Pinnae broadly ovate-lanceolate in outline, up to 35 × 6 cm long, apex pointed, increasingly deeply incised from the apex to the base. Segments subopposite, lanceolate in outline, apex coming to a point, margins wavy, up to 5 × 2 cm; with rounded sinuses between the lobes; segments hairless except for scattered minute white hairs along the costae and costules. Rhachis straw-coloured, with short hairs especially around the bases of the pinnae. Sori narrow, linear, continuous or interrupted, about 0.6 mm wide; indusia very narrow, membranous.
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Habitat: Moist evergreen forest, deep shade.
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Worldwide distribution: Tropical Africa
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lp
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
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Kornas, J. (1979). Distribution and ecology of the Pteridophytes in Zambia Polska Akademia Nauk Wydzial II Nauk Biologicznych Page 86.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 12.

Roux, J.P. (2001). Conspectus of Southern African Pteridophyta. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report 13 Pages 91 - 92.

Roux, J.P. (2009). Synopsis of the Lycopodiophyta and Pteridophyta of Africa, Madagascar and neighbouring islands Page 108.

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1970). Pteridophyta Flora Zambesiaca Page 84.

Verdcourt, B. (1999). Dennstaedtiaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 16 - 17.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Blotiella currorii., retrieved 24 July 2024

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