Haplopteris guineensis var. guineensis (Desv.) Crane

Abotsi, Komla Elikplim, Radji, Aboudou R., Rouhan, Germinal, Dubuisson, Jean-Yves & Kokou, Kouami, 2015, The Pteridaceae family diversity in Togo, Biodiversity Data Journal 3, pp. 5078-5078: 5078

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.3.e5078

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scientific name

Haplopteris guineensis var. guineensis (Desv.) Crane
status

 

Haplopteris guineensis var. guineensis (Desv.) Crane  

Vittaria guineensis   Desv, V. congoensis   H.Christ, V. guineensis var. cancellata   Hieron. Pteris guineensis   (Desv) Desv

Materials

Type status: Other material. Occurrence: catalogNumber: 12466; recordNumber: 8174; recordedBy: J.-F. Brunel; lifeStage: Adult; reproductiveCondition: Fertile; Taxon: nameAccordingToID: The Plant List; scientificName: Haplopterisguineensis(Desv.)Cranevar.guineensis; kingdom: Plantae; phylum: Monilophyta; class: Polypodiidae; order: Polypodiales; family: Pteridaceae; genus: Haplopteris; specificEpithet: guineensis; infraspecificEpithet: guineensis; taxonRank: variety; scientificNameAuthorship: (Desv.) Crane; Location: continent: Africa; country: Togo; stateProvince: Plateaux; decimalLatitude: 7.5833333; decimalLongitude: 0.6; geodeticDatum: WGS 1984; Identification: identifiedBy: J.-F. Brunel; dateIdentified: /1/1984; Event: eventDate: /1/1984; Record Level: institutionID: Herbarium togoense; collectionID: TOGO GoogleMaps   Type status: Other material. Occurrence: catalogNumber: 12467; recordNumber: 5592; recordedBy: J.-F. Brunel; lifeStage: Adult; reproductiveCondition: Fertile; Taxon: nameAccordingToID: The Plant List; scientificName: Haplopterisguineensis(Desv.)Cranevar.guineensis; kingdom: Plantae; phylum: Monilophyta; class: Polypodiidae; order: Polypodiales; family: Pteridaceae; genus: Haplopteris; specificEpithet: guineensis; infraspecificEpithet: guineensis; taxonRank: variety; scientificNameAuthorship: (Desv.) Crane; Location: continent: Africa; country: Togo; stateProvince: Plateaux; decimalLatitude: 7; decimalLongitude: 0.75; geodeticDatum: WGS 1984; Identification: identifiedBy: J.-F. Brunel; Record Level: institutionID: Herbarium togoense; collectionID: TOGO GoogleMaps  

Ecological interactions

Native status

Native

Distribution

Togo (Ecological Zone 4), Congo, Guinea, Sao Tomé, Principe Isl., Bioko Isl., Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo, Angola, Uganda

Notes

Haplopteris guineensis var. guineensis   is a small epiphytic fern, with a shortly creeping rhizome covered by scales, black and lanceolate, darker in the center, with a colorless light. The frond is linear-lanceolate, 10 to 60 cm long and 0.4 to 1.2 cm width. The stipe is 2-5 cm long, blackish at the base. The end of the leaf blade is acute, mucronnate, with terminal hydathode. Midrib only appears only at the base of the frond. The lateral ribs are not visible, except for the young fronds. The sori are marginal, immersed. The plant usually grows on the trunks of trees in the gallery forests and rainforests.