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Species Information

plant    fronds            fronds   
underside of frond    plants   
Dicranopteris linearis (Burm.f.) Underw.
(name current July 2011)
(name updated July 2011)
(Dicranopteris linearis (Burm.f.) Underw.)
(Dicranopteris linearis (Burm.f.) Underw. var. linearis)

Growth form: Herb
Also occurs outside southern Africa
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: highveld only
Local abundance: frequent

Regional distribution:
Pan-tropical, widespread in sub-Saharan Africa and western Indian Ocean region.

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Roux, J.P. (2003). Swaziland ferns and fern allies. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 19.