List of species recorded in Swaziland

  • Roux, J.P. (2009) Synopsis of the Lycopodiophyta and Pteridophyta of Africa, Madagascar and neighbouring islands. Strelitzia 23, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.
  • Roux, J.P. (2003) Swaziland ferns and fern allies. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 19, Sabonet c/o National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

  • We have 116 taxa in the database for Swaziland.

     

    Adiantaceae

  • Adiantum capillus-veneris L.
  • Adiantum poiretii J.E. Wikstr.
  • Adiantum raddianum C.Presl
  • Naturalised.
  • Vittaria isoetifolia Bory
  • Rare, single collection in north-western corner.

    Anemiaceae

  • Anemia dregeana Kunze
  • Anemia simii Tardieu
  • Mohria rigida J.P. Roux
  • Mohria vestita Baker
  • Aspleniaceae

  • Asplenium aethiopicum (Burm. f.) Bech.
  • Asplenium aethiopicum (Burm. f.) Bech. ssp. aethiopicum
  • Asplenium aethiopicum (Burm. f.) Bech. ssp. filare (Forssk.) A.F. Braithw.
  • Asplenium aethiopicum (Burm. f.) Bech. ssp. tripinnatum (Baker) A.F. Braithw.
  • Asplenium anisophyllum Kunze
  • Asplenium boltonii Hook. ex Brause & Hieron.
  • Asplenium erectum Bory ex Willd.
  • Rare, known from Mdzimba and Malandzela hills.
  • Asplenium inaequilaterale Willd.
  • Asplenium lobatum Pappe & Rawson
  • Rare, known from Malandzela hills.
  • Asplenium lunulatum Sw.
  • Asplenium multiforme Krasser
  • Rare, known from Nhlangano region.
  • Asplenium rutifolium (P.J. Bergius) Kunze
  • Asplenium sandersonii Hook.
  • Asplenium splendens Kunze ssp. splendens
  • Asplenium theciferum Humb., Bonpl. & Kunth
  • Asplenium unilaterale Lam.
  • Blechnaceae

  • Blechnum attenuatum (Sw.) Mett.
  • Blechnum australe L. ssp. australe
  • Rare, Mbabane region.
  • Blechnum capense Burm. f.
  • Blechnum inflexum (Kunze) Kuhn
  • Rare, single collection on Ntondozi mountains.
  • Blechnum punctulatum Sw. var. punctulatum
  • Blechnum punctulatum Sw. var. atherstonei (Pappe & Rawson) Sim
  • Blechnum tabulare (Thunb.) Kuhn
  • Cyatheaceae

  • Cyathea capensis (L.f.) Sm.
  • Localised, Bulembu and Hlathikhulu areas.
  • Cyathea dregei Kunze
  • Dennstaedtiaceae

  • Blotiella glabra (Bory) R.M. Tryon
  • Hypolepis sparsisora (Schrad.) Kuhn
  • Microlepia speluncae (L.) T. Moore
  • Rare, single collection from Sondeza range.
  • Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn ssp. capense (Thunb.) C.Chr.
  • Dryopteridaceae

  • Didymochlaena truncatula (Sw.) J. Sm.
  • Dryopteris athamantica (Kunze) Kuntze
  • Dryopteris inaequalis (Schltdl.) Kuntze
  • Dryopteris lewalleana Pic.Serm.
  • Dryopteris pentheri (Krasser) C. Chr.
  • Megalastrum lanuginosum (Willd. ex Kaulf.) Holttum
  • Nothoperanema squamiseta (Hook.) Ching
  • Polystichum luctuosum (Kunze) T. Moore
  • Polystichum macleae (Baker) Diels
  • Polystichum pungens (Kaulf.) C.Presl
  • Rare, Mbabane and Enkaba areas.
  • Polystichum transkeiense W. Jacobsen
  • Equisetaceae

  • Equisetum ramosissimum Desf. ssp. ramosissimum
  • Gleicheniaceae

  • Dicranopteris linearis (Burm. f.) Underw.
  • Gleichenia polypodioides (L.) Sm.
  • Sticherus umbraculiferus (Kunze) Ching
  • Hymenophyllaceae

  • Abrodictyum rigidum (Sw.) Ebihara & Dubuisson
  • Crepidomanes inopinatum (Pic. Serm.) J.P. Roux
  • Rare, known from Mbabane area.
  • Crepidomanes melanotrichum (Schltdl.) J.P. Roux
  • Hymenophyllum tunbridgense (L.) Sm.
  • Rare, confined to Bulembo region
  • Polyphlebium borbonicum (Bosch.) Ebihara & Dubuisson
  • Rare, confined to Bulembo region.

    Lomariopsidaceae

  • Elaphoglossum acrostichoides (Hook. & Grev.) Schelpe
  • Lycopodiaceae

  • Huperzia gnidioides (L.f.) Trevis.
  • Huperzia verticillata (L.f.) Trevis.
  • Lycopodiella cernua (L.) Pic.Serm.
  • Lycopodiella sarcocaulon (A. Braun & Welw. ex Kuhn) Pic.Serm.
  • Lycopodium clavatum L.
  • Marattiaceae

  • Ptisana fraxinea (Sm.) Murdock var. salicifolia (Schrad.) Murdock
  • Marsileaceae

  • Marsilea ephippiocarpa Alston
  • Marsilea fenestrata Launert
  • Rare, single collection made at Hlane, an area now under intense sugarcane farming.
  • Marsilea minuta L. var. minuta
  • Rare, single collection in north-eastern corner.

    Oleandraceae

  • Oleandra distenta Kunze
  • Ophioglossaceae

  • Ophioglossum lusoafricanum Welw. ex Prantl
  • Ophioglossum reticulatum L.
  • Osmundaceae

  • Osmunda regalis L.
  • Todea barbara (L.) T. Moore
  • Parkeriaceae

  • Ceratopteris thalictroides (L.) Brongn.
  • Rare, in rivers flowing through Mlawula Nature Reserve.

    Polypodiaceae

  • Lepisorus schraderi (Mett.) Ching
  • Loxogramme abyssinica (Baker) M.G. Price
  • Rare, known from Mbabane area.
  • Microgramma mauritiana (Willd.) Tardieu
  • Pleopeltis macrocarpa (Bory ex Willd.) Kaulf.
  • Pleopeltis polypodioides (L.) E.G.Andrews & Windham ssp. ecklonii (Kunze) J.P.Roux
  • Psilotaceae

  • Psilotum nudum (L.) P. Beauv.
  • Rare, possibly overlooked.

    Pteridaceae

  • Actiniopteris radiata (J. Konig ex Sw.) Link
  • Pityrogramma calomelanos (L.) Link var. aureoflava (Hook.) Weath. ex L.H. Bailey
  • Pteris catoptera Kunze
  • Pteris cretica L.
  • Pteris dentata Forssk.
  • Pteris friesii Hieron.
  • Pteris vittata L.
  • Schizaeaceae

  • Schizaea pectinata (L.) Sw.
  • Selaginellaceae

  • Selaginella dregei (C. Presl) Hieron.
  • Selaginella imbricata (Forssk.) Spring ex Decne.
  • Sporadic, known from single collection made in Mlawula Nature Reserve.
  • Selaginella kraussiana (Kunze) A. Braun
  • Selaginella mittenii Baker
  • Sinopteridaceae

  • Cheilanthes bergiana Schltdl.
  • Rare, known from Horo forest.
  • Cheilanthes eckloniana (Kunze) Mett.
  • Cheilanthes hirta Sw.
  • Cheilanthes multifida (Sw.) Sw.
  • Cheilanthes quadripinnata (Forssk.) Kuhn
  • Cheilanthes viridis (Forssk.) Sw. var. viridis
  • Cheilanthes viridis (Forssk.) Sw. var. glauca (Sim) Schelpe & N.C. Anthony
  • Cheilanthes viridis (Forssk.) Sw. var. macrophylla (Kunze) Schelpe & N.C.Anthony
  • Doryopteris concolor (Langsd. & Fisch.) Kuhn
  • Pellaea calomelanos (Sw.) Link var. calomelanos
  • Pellaea dura (Willd.) Hook. var. dura
  • Pellaea pectiniformis Baker
  • Tectariaceae

  • Arthropteris monocarpa (Cordem.) C. Chr.
  • Rare, known from a single isolated valley in the north-western corner.
  • Tectaria gemmifera (Fée) Alston
  • Thelypteridaceae

  • Amauropelta bergiana (Schltdl.) Holttum var. bergiana
  • Ampelopteris prolifera (Retz.) Copel.
  • Sporadic, banks of Komati and Mbuluzi rivers.
  • Christella dentata (Forssk.) Brownsey & Jermy
  • Christella gueinziana (Mett.) Holttum
  • Christella hispidula (Decne.) Holttum
  • Rare, known from Sondeza Range.
  • Cyclosorus interruptus (Willd.) H. Itô
  • Pneumatopteris unita (Kunze) Holttum
  • Stegnogramma pozoi (Lag.) K. Iwats.
  • Thelypteris confluens (Thunb.) C.V. Morton
  • Woodsiaceae

  • Athyrium newtonii Baker
  • Rare, Pig's peak and Hlatikhulu areas.
  • Deparia japonica (Thunb.) M.Kato
  • Sporadic, known from Pig's Peak and Hlatikhulu areas.