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Fronds tufted, erect to pendant. Rhizome shortly creeping to suberect, c. 3 mm in diameter, covered with dark brown hairs. Stipe up to 22 cm long, with a few small scales near the base. Lamina up to 24 × 13 cm, 3-4 pinnatifid, narrowly ovate to lanceolate in outline, membranous but tough and leathery. Pinnae uniformly developed, ultimate lobes narrowly linear, attenuate, glabrous on both surfaces. Rhachis winged distally. Sori c. 1.5 × 0.7 mm, narrowly conical, borne near the costules of the pinnules on the acroscopic side, not winged; receptacles long, persistent, extruding beyond the sori valves.

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Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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