153.000 Pteridium Gled. ex Scop.

Crouch, N.R., Klopper, R.R., Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2011) Ferns of Southern Africa, A comprehensive guide Struik Nature

Jacobsen, W.B.G. (1983) The Ferns and Fern Allies of Southern Africa. Butterworths, Durban and Pretoria.

Roux, J.P. (2001) Conspectus of Southern African Pteridophyta. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report 13

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1970) Pteridophyta FZ

Description of the genus

Rhizome creeping. Fronds stiff, hard. Stipe with a felt of hairs just below ground-level. Lamina 3-4-pinnate, the lower surface subglabrous to densely tomentose. Sori linear, submarginal, with an outer pseudoindusium formed by the reflexed leaf margin and an inner indusium which may be reduced.

Derivation of name: Pteridium: small fern

Worldwide: 1 cosmopolitan species

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Pteridium aquilinum subsp. capense

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SpeciesLinks to mapsFZ divisionsContent
aquilinum (L.) Kuhn subsp. capense (Thunb.) C.Chr.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
aquilinum (L.) Kuhn subsp. centrali-africanum Hieron. ex R.E.Fr.N,W,C,SDescription, Image

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Flora of Mozambique: Pteridium
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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Pteridium
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Pteridium
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Pteridium
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pteridium
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pteridium

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Pteridium.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=37, retrieved 29 July 2014

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