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Rhizome creeping, up to 3 cm in diameter; rhizome scales dense, golden brown, up to 2 cm long. Fronds up to 1.3 m long, glabrous, herbaceous. Stipe up to 50 cm long, glabrous with a few scales near the base. Lamina deeply pinnatifid into 8-16 (up to 35) pairs of pinna with a terminal segment, bright green or glacous. Lobes lanceolate to elliptic to linear in outline, apex pointed, venation reticulate, forming distinctive polygonal areoles, margins entire. Sori round, c. 2 mm in diameter, in 2 rows on each side of the costae, situated at the junction of 2 included veinlets, exindusiate.

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Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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