Anemia angolensis Alston

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Anemia angolensis

Photo: Petra Ballings

Anemia angolensis

Photo: Petra Ballings

Anemia angolensis

Photo: Petra Ballings

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Synonyms: Anemia schimperiana C.Presl var. angustiloba Bonap.
Animia simii Tardieu var. angustiloba (Bonap.) Pic.Serm.
Hemianemia schimperiana (C.Presl) C.F.Reed var. angustiloba (Bonap.) C.F.Reed
Common names:
Status: Native
Rhizome horizontal, densely covered with red-brown hairs (up to 5 mm long). Fronds tufted. Stipe with long hairs. Sterile lamina up to 11 cm × 7.5 cm, ovate-deltate to ovate-oblong in outline, bipinnatifid to tripinnatifid; ultimate segments rounded, adnate, minutely shallowly toothed, sparsely hairy on both surfaces. Fertile pinnea tripinnatifid, ultimate segments hairy, petiolules up to 5.5 cm. Sporangia in two rows.         
Notes: Similar to A. simii but fertile segments hairy.
Derivation of specific name: angolensis: of Angola
Habitat: Rocky places in seasonally dry miombo woodland, terrestrial or lithophytic.
Altitude range: (metres) 600 - 1550 m
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N
Growth form(s): Lithophyte, terrestrial.
Endemic status:
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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: Anemia angolensis., retrieved 25 May 2024

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