Athyrium schimperi Moug. ex Fée
  • Mém. Foug.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Athyrium schimperi Moug. ex Fée. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0001108163. Accessed on: 02 Apr 2020'

Morphology

Rhizome creeping, up to 6 mm in diameter, set with reddish brown rhizome scales. Basal pinnae reduced in size. Fronds closely spaced. Stipe up to 0.38 m long. Lamina oblong-lanceolate, up to 0.70 x 0.28 m, deeply 3-pinnatifid. Sori oblong, curved to J-shaped.

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    Rhizome creeping, up to 6 mm in diameter, set with reddish brown, lanceolate-acuminate rhizome-scales up to 7 mm long. Fronds closely spaced, erect, herbaceous; stipe pale brown when dry, dark brown and set with scales basally, otherwise glabrous, up to 0.38 m long; lamina oblong-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, up to 0.7 x 0.28 m, deeply 3-pinnatifid, basal pair of pinnae usually somewhat reduced; pinnae very narrowly ovate, attenuate, up to 160 x 50 mm; pinnules usually equally developed acroscopically and basiscopically; pinnule lobes narrowly oblong and very sharply serrate-dentate, glabrous on both surfaces; rhachis pale brown, glabrous, with narrow wings above and minutely pubescent at junction of pinnae. Sori oblong, curved to J-shaped, 1-1.5 mm long; indusia pale brown, erose to lacerate, membranous.

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    Ecology

    Terrestrial in montane grassland among rocks in open; 6, 000 to 10, 000 ft. alt.

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    Habitat

    Around exposed boulders in moist situations or rarely in light shade in forest.

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    Around exposed boulders in moist situations or rarely in light shade in forest, 1500-2300 m.

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    Distribution

    Eastern Cape Province, Natal, Lesotho, Transvaal, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, Angola, Zaire, Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Sudan, Cameroun, Nigeria and Ghana.

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      Bibliography

    • 1 Athyriaceae, A. H. G. Alston. Flora of West Tropical Africa. Ferns and Fern-Allies Supplement. 1959
    • 2 "Tard. in Mém. I.F.A.N. 28 : 161, t. 30, fig. 3, 4 (not 5, 6) (1953)."
    • 3 "Sim F.S.A. 133, t. 41 (1915)"
    • 4 Gen. Fil. 187 (1852)
    • 5 Herman, PPJ; Retief, E. 1997. Plants of thenorthern provinces of South Africa: keys and diagnostic characters. Strelitzia 6: 1 - 681. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 6 Mém. Foug.
    • 7 Schelpe, EACLE; Anthony, NC. 1986. Pteridophyta. In: O.A. Leistner (ed.). Fl. S. Africa : 1 - 278.

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