Anemia simii Tardieu

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Anemia simii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path on slopes above Nharizengere Falls, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

Anemia simii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path on slopes above Nharizengere Falls, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

Anemia simii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path on slopes above Nharizengere Falls, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

Anemia simii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path on slopes above Nharizengere Falls, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

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Synonyms: Anemia anthriscifolia sensu Sim
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Rhizome horizontal to suberect, covered with red-brown hairs (up to 7 mm long). Fronds tufted, erect, hemidimorphic. Stipe of fertile fronds up to 23 cm, stipe of sterile fronds up to 10 cm. Stipe with hair-like scales when young, subglabrous when older. Sterile lamina up to 14 × 11 cm, ovate to triangular in outline, bipinnate to tripinnatifid with spreading pinnae; ultimate segments rounded, oblong, minutely crenate, thinly hairy on both surfaces. Fertile pinnae tripinnatifid, ultimate segments reduced, glabrous to sparsely hairy, petiolules up to 8 cm. Sporangia in two rows.         
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: simii: named after T.R.Sim (1858-1938), author of " The ferns of South Africa " (1892)
Habitat: Rocky habitats and undergrowth of seasonally dry miombo woodland. Terrestrial or lithophyte.
Altitude range: 300 - 1550 m
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe
Mozambique distribution: MS
Growth form(s): Lithophyte, terrestrial.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 2 July 2015
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. (1990). Southern African Ferns and Fern Allies. Frandsen, Sandton. Pages 59 - 60. (Includes a picture).

Crouch, N.R., Klopper, R.R., Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2011). Ferns of Southern Africa, A comprehensive guide Struik Nature Pages 196 - 197. (Includes a picture).

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 9.

Jacobsen, W.B.G. (1983). The Ferns and Fern Allies of Southern Africa. Butterworths, Durban and Pretoria. Pages 175 - 176. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 5.

Roux, J.P. (2001). Conspectus of Southern African Pteridophyta. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report 13 Page 52.

Roux, J.P. (2009). Synopsis of the Lycopodiophyta and Pteridophyta of Africa, Madagascar and neighbouring islands Page 52.

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1970). Pteridophyta Flora Zambesiaca Page 54. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Anemia simii

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Anemia simii
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Anemia simii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Anemia simii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Anemia simii
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Anemia simii
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Anemia simii
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Anemia simii
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Anemia simii
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Anemia simii
Ispot Southern Africa: Anemia simii
JSTOR Plant Science: Anemia simii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Anemia simii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Anemia simii
The Plant List (version 1.1): Anemia simii
Tropicos: Anemia simii


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Anemia simii.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=100640, retrieved 12 December 2017

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