Cyathea - Cyatheaceae

Cyathea camerooniana Hook. var. congi (H. Christ.) Holttum

 

 

 

 

Synonyms

Alsophila camerooniana (Hook.) R.M.Tryon var. congi (H.Christ) J.P.Roux
Cyathea canaliculata Willd. ex Kaulf. var. congi H.Christ

Common name

Description

Pinnae to 40 x 8 cm; pinna-lobes not dilated distally, strongly toothed throughout; veins to 22 pairs; indusia disc-shaped; receptacle bearing distally some long rigid paraphyses.

Notes

Derivation

camerooniana: from Cameroon, where this fern was first found.

Habitat

Forest.

Distribution worldwide

See African distribution.

Distribution in Africa

Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea (incl. Bioko), Liberia.

Growth form

Terrestrial.

Literature

  • Holttum, R.E. (1981) The Tree-Ferns of Africa. Kew Bulletin, 36(3) Page 481.
  • 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 61. As Alsophila camerooniana var. congi
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