Pyrrosia rhodesiana (C. Chr.) Schelpe

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Pyrrosia rhodesiana

Photo: Petra Ballings
Near chalet 2, Chirinda forest

Pyrrosia rhodesiana

Photo: Petra Ballings
Near chalet 2, Chirinda forest

Pyrrosia rhodesiana

Photo: Petra Ballings
Near chalet 2, Chirinda forest

Pyrrosia rhodesiana

Photo: Petra Ballings
John Meikle Research Station

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Synonyms: Cyclophorus madagascariensis C.Chr.
Cyclophorus oblanceolatus C.Chr.
Cyclophorus rhodesianus C.Chr.
Pyrrosia madagascariensis (C.Chr.) Schelpe
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Description:
Rhizome creeping, c. 2 mm in diameter; rhizome scales reddish-brown, shining, lanceolate, c. 6 mm long, margins practically entire towards the apex, finely toothed towards the base. Fronds simple, spaced apart, thick, coriaceous. Stipe badly defined, up to 1 cm long, broadening gradually into the lamina, covered with hairs simular to those on the lamina. Lamina narrowly lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, up to 30 × 3 cm, apex sharply pointed to rounded, base tapering, margin entire, midrib slightly prominent on both surfaces; lamina covered with a dense coat of light brown, stellate hairs with slender arms of c. 1 mm long, upper surface soon becoming (sub)glabrous, stipe only much later. Sori c. 0.5 mm, scattered over greater part of frond, hardly visible due to the dense tomentum.
Notes: Can be confused with Pyrrosia schimperiana which has fronds that are covered with more whitish hairs with short, flat arms.
Derivation of specific name: rhodesiana: of Rhodesia; the type locality is from Zimbabwe, formely Rhodesia
Habitat: Epiphyte or lithophyte in semi-deciduous or evergreen forest on east- or south-facing slopes.
Altitude range: (metres) 800 - 1650 m
Worldwide distribution: Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Epiphyte, lithophyte.
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Images last updated: Sunday 6 May 2012
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. (1990). Southern African Ferns and Fern Allies. Frandsen, Sandton. Pages 191 - 192. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. , Burrows, S.M. (1993). An annotated check-list of the pteridophytes of Malawi Kirkia 14(1) Page 90.

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 13.

Jacobsen, W.B.G. (1983). The Ferns and Fern Allies of Southern Africa. Butterworths, Durban and Pretoria. Page 304. (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 9.

Roux, J.P. (2001). Conspectus of Southern African Pteridophyta. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report 13 Pages 97 - 98.

Roux, J.P. (2009). Synopsis of the Lycopodiophyta and Pteridophyta of Africa, Madagascar and neighbouring islands Page 165.

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1970). Pteridophyta Flora Zambesiaca Page 147. (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: Pyrrosia rhodesiana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=101420, retrieved 25 July 2016

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