Cheilanthes hirta Sw.[Agg]

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Cheilanthes hirta

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Great zimbabwe, Great enclosure

Cheilanthes hirta

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Great zimbabwe, Great enclosure

Cheilanthes hirta

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Tingwa River, near Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Cheilanthes hirta

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Nyahokwe, Nyanga

Cheilanthes hirta

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Around chalet 17, Matobo N.P.

Cheilanthes hirta

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Road from Zhishavane to Bulawayo, past Mbalabala

Cheilanthes hirta

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Usher Road, Matobo

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Synonyms: Adiantum hirtum (Sw.) Poir.
Cheilanthes glandulosa Pappe & Rawson
Cheilanthes hirta Sw. var. brevipilosa W. Jacobsen & N. Jaconsen
Myriopteris intermedia (Kunze) Fée
Notholaena hirta (Sw.) J. Sm.
Common names: Lip fern (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Rhizome short creeping or erect, up to 5 mm in diameter; rhizome scales brown with dark central stripe and pale margins, awl-shaped, margin entire, up to 9 mm long. Fronds tufted, erect, rigid, herbaceous to fairly coriaceous. Stipe reddish to dark brown, up to 25 cm long, with reddish brown hairlike scales standing out stiffly from the stipe and with brown scales at the stipe base. Lamina 8-60 cm × 2-15 cm, lanceolate to linear-elliptic in outline, 2-pinnate to 4-pinnatifid. Pinnules triangular to oblong-ovate in outline, rounded, cut into rounded or slightly lobed segments, set with scattered, long, often gland-tipped hairs on both surfaces; veins free, indistinct. Rhachis and secondary rhachises brown to reddish, set with reddish brown, sometimes gland-tipped, hairs. Sori small, discrete, on margins of slightly inrolled lobes; indusium minute or absent.
Notes: A lot of varieties have been described in the C. hirta complex. These are difficult to distinguish without a microscope. We therefore keep our information as broad as possible and refer to the cited literature for keys to the varieties.
Derivation of specific name: hirta: hairy
Habitat: Terrestrial or lithophyte, in rock crevices and at boulders, exposed or partially shaded, in woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1220 - 1520 m
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Réunion, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Lithophyte, terrestrial.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 31 August 2013
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. (1990). Southern African Ferns and Fern Allies. Frandsen, Sandton. Pages 135 - 138. (Includes a picture).

Crouch, N.R., Klopper, R.R., Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2011). Ferns of Southern Africa, A comprehensive guide Struik Nature Pages 354 - 361. (Includes a picture).

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 14.

Jacobsen, W.B.G. (1983). The Ferns and Fern Allies of Southern Africa. Butterworths, Durban and Pretoria. Pages 261 - 263.

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 9.

Roux, J.P. (2001). Conspectus of Southern African Pteridophyta. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report 13 Pages 62 - 63. (Includes a picture).

Roux, J.P. (2009). Synopsis of the Lycopodiophyta and Pteridophyta of Africa, Madagascar and neighbouring islands Pages 181 - 182.

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1970). Pteridophyta Flora Zambesiaca Pages 124 - 125.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 15.


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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: Cheilanthes hirta.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=100760, retrieved 3 December 2016

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