Microlepia strigosa (Thunb. ex Murray) C. Presl

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Synonyms: Microlepia setosa (Sm.) Alston
Trichomanes strigosum Thunb.
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Plant 30-80 cm, fronds erect or arching, lacy in appearance; fronds form symmetrical rosettes with old fronds flat on the ground and new fronds forming a narrow circle of leaves. Lamina 2-3 pinnate, glossy, dark green, slightly hairy. Veins on the abaxial surface of the pinnules distinctly raised.
Notes: Introduced into Zimbabwe.
Derivation of specific name: strigosa: strigose or with stiff appressed hairs, referring to the leaf surface.
Habitat: Terrestrial in semi-protected situations.
Altitude range: (metres)
Worldwide distribution: Native to SE Asia and Hawaii.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Jones, David L. (1987). Encyclopaedia of Ferns Thomas C. Lothian PTY LTD Pages 333 - 334. (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 6. District ?

Roux, J.P. (2001). Conspectus of Southern African Pteridophyta. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report 13 Page 89. Introduced in Zimbabwe

Roux, J.P. (2009). Synopsis of the Lycopodiophyta and Pteridophyta of Africa, Madagascar and neighbouring islands Page 112. Naturalised in Zimbabwe

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1970). Pteridophyta Flora Zambesiaca Page 89. Mentoined as escaping in the Umtali Distr. (Mutare)


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Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Microlepia strigosa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Microlepia strigosa
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Microlepia strigosa
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Microlepia strigosa
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Microlepia strigosa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Microlepia strigosa
Ispot Southern Africa : Microlepia strigosa
JSTOR Plant Science: Microlepia strigosa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Microlepia strigosa
Tropicos: Microlepia strigosa
West African Plants database: Microlepia strigosa

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: Microlepia strigosa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=101310, retrieved 22 October 2016

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