Hypolepis sparsisora (Schrad.) Kuhn

Selected images: Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images (4)

Hypolepis sparsisora

Photo: Petra Ballings
Vumba, A.Davies

Hypolepis sparsisora

Photo: Petra Ballings
SRGH

Hypolepis sparsisora

Photo: Petra Ballings
SRGH

Detailed records: Display species records QDS maps by: Google Maps Point records by Google Maps

Species details: Click on each item to see an explanation of that item (Note: opens a new window)

Synonyms: Cheilanthes aspera Kaulf.
Cheilanthes commutata Kunze
Cheilanthes sparsisora Schrad.
Hypolepis anthriscifolia (Schltdl.) C. Presl
Hypolepis aspera (Kaulf.) C.Presl
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Rhizome widely creeping, subterranean, up to 9 mm in diameter; rhizome hairs pale brown, c. 1 mm long. Fronds widely spaced, finely divided, glabrous, erect. stipe up to 1 m long, glabrous at maturity, pale brown. Lamina 1 × 0.8 m, ovate in outline, 4- to 5-pinnatifid. Pinnae spreading horizontally; ultimate pinnules oblong-lanceolate, bases joined to the costules. Sori small, 0.5-1 mm wide, oval, borne singly in the sinuses between the lobes; indusium subentire, elongate.
Notes: Differs from other species by having a soft lamina texture and finely divided fronds (4- to 5-pinnatifid). Can be distinguished from Microlepia speluncae by having a glabrous lamina and pinna that are set at right angles to the rachis. Hypolepis sparsisora favours high-light conditions whereas Microlepia speluncea prefers shaded areas.
Derivation of specific name: sparsisora: scattered, sparse sori; one thought that this species had fewer sori than most others in the genus.
Habitat: In evergreen forest that receives high rainfall and/or frequent mist, in clearings with high light levels.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 2000 m
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Africa and Madagascan region.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Images last updated: Tuesday 10 February 2009
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. (1990). Southern African Ferns and Fern Allies. Frandsen, Sandton. Pages 106 - 108. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. , Burrows, S.M. (1993). An annotated check-list of the pteridophytes of Malawi Kirkia 14(1) Page 85.

Crouch, N.R., Klopper, R.R., Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2011). Ferns of Southern Africa, A comprehensive guide Struik Nature Pages 286 - 287. (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 10.

Jacobsen, W.B.G. (1983). The Ferns and Fern Allies of Southern Africa. Butterworths, Durban and Pretoria. Pages 211 - 212. (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.

Roux, J.P. (2001). Conspectus of Southern African Pteridophyta. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report 13 Page 91. (Includes a picture).

Roux, J.P. (2009). Synopsis of the Lycopodiophyta and Pteridophyta of Africa, Madagascar and neighbouring islands Page 110.

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1970). Pteridophyta Flora Zambesiaca Page 92. (Includes a picture).


Comments

comments powered by Disqus

Other sources of information about Hypolepis sparsisora:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Hypolepis sparsisora
Flora of Mozambique: Hypolepis sparsisora

External websites:

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


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: Hypolepis sparsisora.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=101340, retrieved 5 December 2016

Site software last modified: 2 July 2016 1:03pm (GMT +2)
Terms of use