151.300 Cyathea Sm.

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

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

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

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

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cyathea
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cyathea
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Cyathea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cyathea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cyathea

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Cyathea.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=35, retrieved 29 September 2020

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