Cheilanthes schimperi Kunze

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Cheilanthes schimperi

Photo: Petra Ballings
Kopje tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Cheilanthes schimperi

Photo: Petra Ballings
Kopje tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Cheilanthes schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank.

Cheilanthes schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank.

Cheilanthes schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank.

Cheilanthes schimperi

Photo: Petra Ballings
Nyahokwe, Nyanga

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Synonyms: Aspidotis schimperi (Kunze) Pic.Serm.
Hypolepis schimperi (Kunze) Hook.
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Rhizome creeping, c.5 mm in diameter, with many roots; rhizome scales brown, narrow, margin entire, apex hairpointed. Fronds closely spaced, erect, subcoracious. Stipe dark brown to almost black, up to 28 cm long, hairless but with a few brown hairs scales at base when young. Lamina 6-17 cm × 7-19 cm, roughly hexagonal to broadly triangular in outline, 4-pinnatifid to 5-pinnatifid on the lower basiscopically developed pinnae. Ultimate segments linear, narrow, c. 10 mm long, adnate and decurrent, with spaced, sharply, finely toothed margins, hairless on both surfaces. Rhachis and secondary rhachis dark brown. Sori very small, in the sinuses of the teeth of the ultimate segments; indusium small, membranous, formed from the inrolled margin.
Notes: Could be confused with C. multifida which does not have toothed margins or very long basal pinnae.
Derivation of specific name: schimperi: named after W.P. Schimper (1804-1878), German bryologist and plant collector in North africa and Arabia.
Habitat: Rocky outcrops, on earth and streambanks, around boulder bases, on termite mounds in open forest and Brachystegia woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) 900 - 1580 m
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Cameroon, DRC, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
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 126 - 127. As Aspidotis schimperi (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. , Burrows, S.M. (1993). An annotated check-list of the pteridophytes of Malawi Kirkia 14(1) Page 87.

Jacobsen, W.B.G. (1983). The Ferns and Fern Allies of Southern Africa. Butterworths, Durban and Pretoria. Pages 233 - 234. As Aspidotis schimperi (Includes a picture).

Kornas, J. (1979). Distribution and ecology of the Pteridophytes in Zambia Polska Akademia Nauk Wydzial II Nauk Biologicznych Pages 52 - 53. As Aspidotis schimperi

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 Page 66.

Roux, J.P. (2009). Synopsis of the Lycopodiophyta and Pteridophyta of Africa, Madagascar and neighbouring islands Page 185.

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1970). Pteridophyta Flora Zambesiaca Pages 113 - 115. As Aspidotis schimperi (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: Cheilanthes schimperi.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=100840, retrieved 28 May 2016

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