Overview

Comprehensive Description

Description

Rhizome erect to short creeping; rhizome scales dark to golden brown, paler margins, top slowly tapering to a point, up to 10 mm long.   Fronds tufted, erect, coriaceous.   Stipe brownish black, shining, up to 22 cm long, as long to 1.8 times as long as the lamina, with a few scales near the base, similar to those on the rhizome.   Lamina sharply triangular in outline, c. 100-180 mm × 56-150 mm, bi-pinnate to tri-pinnate on the basiscopically developed basal pinnae, pinnae petiolate, deltate, up to 15 pairs.  Pinnules up to 18 mm × 3-6 mm, oblong to ovate-rectangular in outline, deep subglossy green above, paler below, margins entire, apex rounded, base cordate, articulated to the apices of short petiolules, glabrous on both surfaces, veins hardly visible, free.   Rhachis, secondary rhachis brownish black, with short brown hairs on the upper surfaces.  Sori marginal, continuous to within a few milimeters of the apex, indusium entire, membranous, continuous.
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Derivation of specific name

boivinii: named after L.H. Boivin (1808-1852), French collector and botanist.
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Distribution

Worldwide distribution

Botswana, Comolo Isl., Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, as well as Sri Lanka and southern India.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Pellaea boivinii

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Pellaea boivinii

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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