Sphaeropteris cooperi (F. Muell.) R.M. Tryon
  • Contr. Gray Herb.


This taxon is accepted by Cyatheaceae
Notes: More details could be found in The Plant List v.1.1. Originally in The Plant List v.1.0

Morphology

Caudex erect, simple, to 5 m tall and 15 cm diam., lower part thickened and covered by adventitious roots Fronds to 20 per plant, arching, to 4 m long, stipe to 45 cm long, 4.5 mm diam., initially densely scaled, basal scaled to 5 cm long, pale brown, margins closely set with short and dark setae, lamina elliptic, to 3-pinnate, to 3 m long and 1.4 m wide, pinnae 1-pinnate-pinnatifid to 2-pinnate, narrowly ovate to ovate, to 27 cm long, pinnules pinnatifid to 1-pinnate, segments herbaceous, oblong-obtuse, falcate, dentate. Sori up to 11 pairs per segment, circular, indusium absent.

  • Provided by: [B].e-Flora of South Africa
    • Source: [
    • 2
    • ]. 

    Habitat

    Stream banks and seepage areas in forests and forest margins, 50-250 m.

  • Provided by: [B].e-Flora of South Africa
    • Source: [
    • 2
    • ]. 

    Distribution

    native of Australia, Cape Peninsula to Tsitsikamma, also E Cape and KwaZulu-Natal, naturalized in various parts of the world.

  • Provided by: [B].e-Flora of South Africa
    • Source: [
    • 2
    • ]. 

      Bibliography

    • 1 Contr. Gray Herb.
    • 2 Roux, JP. 2012. Pteridophytes. 31 - 47. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.

     Information From

    Cyatheaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    e-Flora of South Africa
    e-Flora of South Africa. v1.21. 2018. South African National Biodiversity Institute. http://ipt.sanbi.org.za/iptsanbi/resource?r=flora_descriptions&v=1.21
    • B All Rights Reserved
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).