Pteris - Pteridaceae

Pteris togoensis Hieron

 

 

 

 

Synonyms

Common name

Description

Notes

FTEA places P. togoensis as a synonym under P. catoptera var. catoptera. Others (POWO, WFO) see it as an accepted species but this is based on Flora of West Tropical Africa (1959). For now I follow FTEA.

Derivation

Habitat

Distribution worldwide

Distribution in Africa

Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Equatorial Guinea (incl. Bioko), Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan and South Sudan, Tanzania , Togo, Uganda.

Growth form

Terrestrial.

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 176.
  • Tardieu-Blot, M.-L. (1964) Ptéridophytes vol.3. Flore du Cameroun, Pages 160 - 162. (Includes a picture).
  • Verdcourt, B. (2002) Pteridaceae. Flora of Tropical East Africa, Pages 24 - 25. As Pteris catoptera var. catoptera Schelpe
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