Hypolepis sparsisora

Hypolepis sparsisora

''Hypolepis sparsisora'' is an Afrotropical fern species with an extensive range in Africa and Madagascar, where it occurs at diverse altitudes. In South Africa it is present in the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and the Western Cape.

It has a subterranean, creeping rhizome of up to 9 mm in diameter. The erect fronds are widely spaced and finely divided. The ovate lamina is 1 × 0.8 m in size and 4- to 5-pinnatifid. The small , oval sori are borne singly in the sinuses between the lobes.
Taxonomy
KingdomPlantae
DivisionPolypodiophyta
ClassPolypodiopsida
OrderPolypodiales
FamilyDennstaedtiaceae
GenusHypolepis
SpeciesH. sparsisora
Photographed in
South Africa