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Rhizome erect, minute, 2-4 mm in diameter; rhizome scales linear.  Fronds tufted, fertile fronds a bit longer and more erect than the sterile ones.  Stipe up to 5cm long, dark brown, shiny, glabrous but with a few small scales near the base.  Lamina up to 5cm long and 3cm wide, 2- to 3- pinnatifid, oblong-ovate in outline, divided into alternate, petiolate pinnae, veins simple or forked, texture thin.  Rhachis castaneous to strawcoloured, narrowly winged above.  Sori clustered along the veins of the ultimate segments, exindusiate.  


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© Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings

Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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