Blotiella natalensis (Hook.) R.M. Tryon

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Blotiella natalensis

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SRGH

Blotiella natalensis

Photo: Petra Ballings
SRGH

Blotiella natalensis

Photo: Petra Ballings
SRGH

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Synonyms: Lonchitis natalensis Hook.
Lonchitis pubescens sensu Sim
Lonchitis pubescens Willd. ex Kaulf. var. nudiuscula Kunze
Pteris natalensis (Hook.) Kuhn
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Rhizome erect, massive, forms a caudex up to 20 cm in diameter. Fronds tufted, arching, up to 3m long. Stipe up to 1 m, straw-coloured, sparsely set with short scales. Lamina up to 2 m long, ovate in outline, 2- to 3-pinnatifid and hairy on both surfaces. Pinnae increasingly deeply incised from the apex to the base with shallowly lobed pinnules. Sori circular to crescent-shaped, situated at the base of the sinuses between the pinnules; indusium present.
Notes: Differs from B. glabra by having an erect, stem-like rhizome and fronds that are up to 3 m long. Tectaria gemmifera has laminal sori and buds or plantlets on the rhachis or costae.
Derivation of specific name: natalensis: of Natal, South Africa from where W.J. Hooker first described this fern in 1851.
Habitat: Near shaded streambanks or in seepage zones in evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 200 - 1700 m
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Africa and Madagascan region.
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E. (1990). Southern African Ferns and Fern Allies. Frandsen, Sandton. Pages 100 - 102. (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 290 - 291. (Includes a picture).

Jacobsen, W.B.G. (1983). The Ferns and Fern Allies of Southern Africa. Butterworths, Durban and Pretoria. Pages 305 - 306. (Includes a picture).

Kornas, J. (1979). Distribution and ecology of the Pteridophytes in Zambia Polska Akademia Nauk Wydzial II Nauk Biologicznych Page 86.

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 92.

Roux, J.P. (2009). Synopsis of the Lycopodiophyta and Pteridophyta of Africa, Madagascar and neighbouring islands Page 109.

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1970). Pteridophyta Flora Zambesiaca Pages 82 - 84.


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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: Blotiella natalensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=101360, retrieved 29 May 2016

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