151.300 Cyathea Sm.

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Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1970) Pteridophyta Flora Zambesiaca

Description of the genus

Trunk erect. Fronds with free veins. Sori borne on the veins.

Derivation of name: kyatheion: little cup, referring to the shape of the sori.

Comment: Our indigenous tree ferns are sometimes included in the genus Alsophila.

Worldwide: 600-650 species in tropical and warm zones

Zimbabwe: 6 taxa.

Cyathea manniana

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
capensis (L.f.) Sm.[LR-lc]EDescription, Image
cf. humilis Hieron.[EN]EDescription
dregei Kunze[LR-nt]N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
manniana Hook.[LR-nt]EDescription, Image
mossambicensis Baker[VU]EDescription, Image
thomsonii Baker[CR]E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Cyathea:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Cyathea
Flora of Malawi: Cyathea
Flora of Mozambique: Cyathea
Flora of Zambia: Cyathea
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Cyathea

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cyathea
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cyathea
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cyathea
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cyathea
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Cyathea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cyathea
JSTOR Plant Science: Cyathea
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cyathea
Plants of the World Online: Cyathea
Tropicos: Cyathea
Wikipedia: Cyathea

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Cyathea.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=35, retrieved 28 February 2024

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