Cyathea - Cyatheaceae

Cyathea humilis Hieron. var. pycnophylla Holttum

 

 

 

 

Synonyms

Alsophila humilis (Hieron.) Pic Serm. var. pycnophylla (Holttum) J.P.Roux

Common name

Description

Old fronds not persistent; lamina 115 cm long; pinnae ± 50 pairs, at right angles to rhachis, the basal ones 1–1.5 cm long; largest pinnae 17 cm long, 2.5 cm wide; middle pinnae 2.5 cm apart, at right angles to costa, separated by narrow sinuses; costules ± 4 mm apart.

Notes

Derivation

humilis: low-growing or dwarf.

Habitat

Moist forest.

Distribution worldwide

See African distribution.

Distribution in Africa

Tanzania .

Growth form

Terrestrial.

Literature

  • Edwards, Peter J. (2005) Cyatheaceae. Flora of Tropical East Africa, Pages 3 - 4.
  • 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 63. As Alsophila humilis var. pycnophylla.
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