Hymenophyllum hirsutum (L.) C. Presl

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Hymenophyllum hirsutum

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Hymenophyllum hirsutum

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Synonyms: Hymenophyllum hirsutum (L.) Sw.
Sphaerocionium (L.) C.Presl.
Trichomanes ciliatum Sw.
Trichomanes hirsutum L.
Common names:
Rhachis winged; stellate hairs occuring on all parts of the lamina.
Derivation of specific name: hirsutum: covered with long, moderately stiff and not interwoven hairs; hirsute
Habitat: Epiphyte or lithophyte in deeply shaded, moist montane forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 1400 - 2200 m
Worldwide distribution: Central and west Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Tanzania. Also on Madagascar, Comoro & Mascarene islands and Seychelles.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Epiphyte, lithophyte.
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Burrows, J.E. (1990). Southern African Ferns and Fern Allies. Frandsen, Sandton. Page 100. Mentioned under H. splendidum

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 11. As Sphaerocionium hirsutum

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 7. As Sphaerocionium hirsutum

Roux, J.P. (2001). Conspectus of Southern African Pteridophyta. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report 13 Page 44. As Sphaerocionium hirsutum

Roux, J.P. (2009). Synopsis of the Lycopodiophyta and Pteridophyta of Africa, Madagascar and neighbouring islands Page 45.

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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: Species information: Hymenophyllum hirsutum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=100500, retrieved 28 May 2024

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