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Abrodictyum pseudorigidum

(Abrodictyum pseudorigidum)

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Description

Small tree to 10 m high bark at first smooth and grey later fissured and blackish at base; branchlets � terete with low ridges glabrous.Leaves with petiole 0.7�4.5 cm long, with 1 prominent gland rachis 1.5�6 cm long � glabrous orwith very sparse hairs jugary glands present interjugary glands absent pinnae 2�6 pairs 3�8 cm long pinnules 14�30 pairs linear mostly 4�9 mm long 0.25�0.4 mm wide � glabrous Inflorescences in terminal or axillary panicles peduncles 1�3 mm long glabrous heads globose 12�26-flowered 3�4.5 mm diam bright yellow.Pods � straight, � flat mostly � straight-sided to barely constricted between seeds 3�8 cm long 5�7 mm wide firmly papery to thinly leathery glabrous seeds longitudinal funicle filiform and expanded towards seed.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum:
Class: Polypodiopsida
Order:Hymenophyllales
Family:Hymenophyllaceae
Genus:Abrodictyum
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