Cyathea - Cyatheaceae

Cyathea camerooniana Hook. var. ugandensis Holttum

 

 

 

 

Synonyms

Alsophila camerooniana (Hook.) R.M.Tryon var. ugandensis (Holttum) J.P.Roux

Common name

Description

Trunk 0.3–2 m tall, unarmed, densely clothed in scales from leaf-bases. Fronds 0.9–3 m long. Stipe 20–30 cm long. Lamina with ± 35 pairs of pinnae; lower pinnae 10-jugate and distant; costulae pubescent beneath with small appressed hairs. Indusia cup-shaped, entire.

Notes

Derivation

camerooniana: from Cameroon, where the species was first found, ugandensis: the variety occurs only in Uganda.

Habitat

Moist forest, often near streams.

Distribution worldwide

See African distribution.

Distribution in Africa

Uganda.

Growth form

Terrestrial.

Literature

  • Edwards, Peter J. (2005) Cyatheaceae. Flora of Tropical East Africa, Page 7.
  • Holttum, R.E. (1981) The Tree-Ferns of Africa. Kew Bulletin, 36(3) Pages 481 - 482.
  • 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 62. As Alsophila camerooniana var. ugandensis.
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