Ptisana fraxinea (Sm.) Murdock
var. salicifolia (Schrad.) Murdock

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Ptisana fraxinea var. salicifolia

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Ptisana fraxinea var. salicifolia

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Ptisana fraxinea var. salicifolia

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Chirinda forest, near Swynnertons memorial

Ptisana fraxinea var. salicifolia

Photo: Petra Ballings
Chirinda forest, near Swynnertons memorial

Ptisana fraxinea var. salicifolia

Photo: Petra Ballings
Chirinda forest, near Swynnertons memorial

Ptisana fraxinea var. salicifolia

Photo: Petra Ballings
Road from Mt Selinda to Espungabera border post

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Synonyms: Marattia dregeana C. Presl
Marattia fraxinea sensu Sim
Marattia fraxinea Sm. ex J.F.Gmel. var. salicifolia (Schrad.) C.Chr.
Marattia natalensis C. Presl
Marattia salicifolia Schrad.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Rhizome massive, forming an upright caudex. Stipe up to 1 m long, fleshy, light green, base swollen and flanked by a pair of thick stipules. Lamina 1-3 × 0.5-1.5 m, bipinnate, ovate in outline. Pinnules glabrous, narrowly oblong-lanceolate in outline, margin sharply toothed, apex attenuate base unequally cuneate, venation prominent below. Synangia very distinctive, capsular with linear opening, situated singly towards the end of each vein, c. 2 × 1 mm.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: fraxinea: resembling the genus Fraxinus;
salicifolia: with leaves like a Salix (a willow).
Habitat: Along streams in deeply shaded evergreen forest
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 2000 m
Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Also in tropical Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 4 March 2012
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. (1990). Southern African Ferns and Fern Allies. Frandsen, Sandton. Page 49. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 36. as Marattia fraxinea (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. , Burrows, S.M. (1993). An annotated check-list of the pteridophytes of Malawi Kirkia 14(1) Page 82.

Crouch, N.R., Klopper, R.R., Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2011). Ferns of Southern Africa, A comprehensive guide Struik Nature Pages 138 - 139.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 12. As Marattia fraxinea

Jacobsen, W.B.G. (1983). The Ferns and Fern Allies of Southern Africa. Butterworths, Durban and Pretoria. Pages 166 - 168. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 8.

Roux, J.P. (2001). Conspectus of Southern African Pteridophyta. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report 13 Page 35. (Includes a picture).

Roux, J.P. (2009). Synopsis of the Lycopodiophyta and Pteridophyta of Africa, Madagascar and neighbouring islands Pages 31 - 32.

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1970). Pteridophyta Flora Zambesiaca Pages 38 - 40. (Includes a picture).


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Ptisana fraxinea var. salicifolia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=100380, retrieved 1 October 2016

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