Vittaria - Adiantaceae

Vittaria reekmansii Pic. Serm.

Photo: . ©Botanic Garden Meise (BR)
Rwanda

 

 

 

 

Synonyms

Common name

Description

Rhizome scales broad in their lower part, apex gradually tapering, cell walls thick, cells of the middle part of the scale not regularly arranged. Stipe strong and rigid. Frond up to 1 m x 5 mm

Notes

Derivation

reekmansii: dedicated to M. Reekmans of the University of Bujumbura (Burundi) who first collected this fern.

Habitat

Distribution worldwide

Distribution in Africa

Burundi, Dem. Republic of Congo, Rwanda.

Growth form

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Literature

  • Roux, J.P. (2009) Synopsis of the Lycopodiophyta and Pteridophyta of Africa, Madagascar and neighbouring islands. Strelitzia 23, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria. Page 74.
  • Sermolli, R.E.G. Pichi (1977) Fragmenta Pteridologiae - VII. webbia , 32 (1) Pages 73 - 74.
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