Cyathea - Cyatheaceae

Cyathea camerooniana Hook. var. occidentalis Holttum

 

 

 

 

Synonyms

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

Common name

Description

Hairs on lower surface of pinna-midrib thick, spreading, often more than 1 mm long, lacking dark tips; scales with short dark setae usually absent. Appressed short hairs (rudimentary scales) on lower surface of costules rare. Pinna-lobes not narrowly attenuate. Indusia forming broad discs or cups; paraphyses rarely elongate and then rigid.

Notes

Derivation

camerooniana: from Cameroon, where the species was first found, occidentalis: occidental, western

Habitat

Distribution worldwide

Distribution in Africa

Cameroon, Ghana, Sierra Leone.

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. occidentalis.
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