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Rhizome erect to suberect, ± 3 mm diameter; scales black, lanceolate, subentire, up to 6 mm long. Fronds uniform, tufted, proliferous, gemmae on the upper half of stipe. Stipe up to 11 cm, dark brown to almost black,with scattered scales when young, glabrous at maturity. Lamina 15-45 cm × 2-2.7 cm, pinnate, linear-oblong in outline. Pinnae hairless, acroscopic margin and apex toothed, basiscopic margin entire with the costa running near the basiscopic margin. Rhachis black. Sori one (occasionaly two), elongate-linear to oval, situated near the costa, indusium entire. 

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Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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