Athyrium - Woodsiaceae

Athyrium annae Kornas

 

 

 

 

Synonyms

Common name

Description

Rhizome creeping. Lamina 3-pinnate, broadly triangular to pentagonal in outline, basal pinnae not reduced, strongly basiscopically developed.

Notes

Verdcourt makes a note under A. lewalleanum: "Kornas has described a very similar plant A. annae differing in a number of small points. I suspect it is conspecific." (F.T.E.A., Woodsiaceae, 2003). The species is known only from the type collection.

Derivation

Habitat

Moist evergreen forest near waterfall, beyond the reach of spray, in moderate shade.

Distribution worldwide

Zambia

Distribution in Africa

Zambia.

Growth form

Terrestrial.

Literature

  • Kornas, J. (1979) Distribution and ecology of the Pteridophytes in Zambia. Polska Akademia Nauk Wydzial II Nauk Biologicznych. Page 104.
  • 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 213.
  • Roux, J.P. (2001) Conspectus of Southern African Pteridophyta. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report, 13 Pages 136 - 137.
  • Verdcourt, B. (2003) Woodsiaceae. Flora of Tropical East Africa, Page 12. Note made under A. lewalleanum
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