Deparia boryana (Willd.) M. Kato

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Deparia boryana

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Essex Road, 200 m before eden Lodge, Vumba

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Synonyms: Aspidium boryanum Willd.
Dryoathyrium boryanum (Willd.) Ching
Dryopteris boryanum (Willd.) C.Chr.
Lunathyrium boryanum (Willd.) H. Ohba
Common names:
Frequency: Rare
Status: Native
Rhizome erect, with a short caudex; rhizome scales pale brown, (sub)entire, narrowly ovate, 5 mm long. Fronds tufted, arching, herbaceous. Stipe up to 1 m long, strawcoloured, smooth except for pale brown scales similar to those of the rhizome near the base. Lamina 3-pinnate to 4-pinnatifid, up to 1.2 m × 0.7 m, narrowly ovate in outline, basal pinnae hardly reduced. Pinnae shortly petiolate, oblong-lanceolate in outline, divided into 15-20 pairs of pinnules. Pinnules subsessile, oblong-acuminate in outline, base truncate, 2-pinnatifid, cut to the costules into narrowly oblong, rounded secondary pinnules, margins deeply serrate-crenate, glabrous on both surfaces, except for minute, scattered, brown hairs on costules and veins; veins free. Sori round, 0.6 mm in diameter, up to 10 per lobe; indusium minute, entire, circular, membranous.
Derivation of specific name: boryanum: named after a French botanist, J.B.M. Bory de St. Vincent (1780-1846).
Habitat: Deeply shaded streambanks in wet evergreen forest, often where there is a break in the canopy thus allowing slightly more light.
Altitude range: 1190 - 1700 m
Worldwide distribution: Paleotropic
Mozambique distribution: MS
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
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Burrows, J.E. (1990). Southern African Ferns and Fern Allies. Frandsen, Sandton. Pages 278 - 279. As Dryoathyrium boryanum (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (1993). An annotated check-list of the pteridophytes of Malawi Kirkia 14(1) Page 97. As Dryoathyrium boryanum

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 16.

Jacobsen, W.B.G. (1983). The Ferns and Fern Allies of Southern Africa. Butterworths, Durban and Pretoria. Page 411. As Dryoathyrium boryanum (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 11.

Roux, J.P. (2001). Conspectus of Southern African Pteridophyta. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report 13 Page 139. (Includes a picture).

Roux, J.P. (2009). Synopsis of the Lycopodiophyta and Pteridophyta of Africa, Madagascar and neighbouring islands Page 216.

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1970). Pteridophyta Flora Zambesiaca Pages 207 - 208. As Dryoathyrium boryanum (Includes a picture).

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Deparia boryana., retrieved 30 November 2023

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