Mohria nudiuscula J.P. Roux

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Mohria nudiuscula

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SRGH

Mohria nudiuscula

Photo: Petra Ballings
SRGH

Mohria nudiuscula

Photo: Petra Ballings
SRGH

Mohria nudiuscula

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Silvermist cottage, Troutbeck

Mohria nudiuscula

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Nyanga area

Mohria nudiuscula

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Nyanga area

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Synonyms: Mohria caffrorum auct. non (L.) Desv.
Mohria caffrorum (L.) Desv. var. ferruginea J.E.Burrows & S.M.Burrows
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Rhizome shortly creeping, up to 10 mm in diameter, scales chestnut to rust-coloured, 5-7 mm long. Fronds closely spaced, tufted, slightly dimorphic with fertile fronds slightly longer than sterile fronds. Stipe 2-22 cm long, sparsely to densely set with mixture of hairs and scales. Lamina thickly coriaceous, 5.3-63.5 cm long, erect, narrowly elliptic in outline, pinnate to 2-pinnatifid. Pinnae hairless or nearly so on upper surface, undersurface with hairs and scales; pinnule margins shallowly crenulate to obtusely toothed. Rachis densely set with hairs and scales. Sori marginal, exindusiate.    
Notes: Difficult to distinguish from M. vestita. M. nudiuscula has a thickly coriaceous and often a less dissected lamina with hairless or nearly hairless upper surface; the margins are notched with shallowly rounded teeth.
Derivation of specific name: nudiuscula: somewhat bare or naked, the upper surface of the lamina is almost hairless.
Habitat: Seasonally moist montane grassland and forest margin, exposed or lightly shaded. Terrestrial or lithophytic.
Altitude range: 800 - 2100 m
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, also known from Madagascar.
Mozambique distribution: MS
Growth form(s): Lithophyte, terrestrial.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 22 September 2011
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. (1990). Southern African Ferns and Fern Allies. Frandsen, Sandton. Pages 63 - 64. Description of M. caffrorum! Revision by J.P. Roux: M. caffrorum now restricted to S.A., M. vestita and M. nudiuscula new species for Zimbabwe. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 43.

Burrows, J.E. , Burrows, S.M. (1993). An annotated check-list of the pteridophytes of Malawi Kirkia 14(1) Page 83.

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 25.

Crouch, N.R., Klopper, R.R., Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2011). Ferns of Southern Africa, A comprehensive guide Struik Nature Pages 208 - 209. (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 177 - 178. Description of M. caffrorum! Revision by J.P. Roux: M. caffrorum now restricted to S.A., M. vestita and M. nudiuscula new species for Zimbabwe. (Includes a picture).

Kornas, J. (1979). Distribution and ecology of the Pteridophytes in Zambia Polska Akademia Nauk Wydzial II Nauk Biologicznych Page 43. As Mohria caffrorum

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 54.

Roux, J.P. (2009). Synopsis of the Lycopodiophyta and Pteridophyta of Africa, Madagascar and neighbouring islands Pages 52 - 53.

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1970). Pteridophyta Flora Zambesiaca Page 56. Description of M. caffrorum! Revision by J.P. Roux: M. caffrorum now restricted to S.A., M. vestita and M. nudiuscula new species for Zimbabwe.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Mohria nudiuscula
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Mohria nudiuscula
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Mohria nudiuscula
The Plant List (version 1.1): Mohria nudiuscula
Tropicos: Mohria nudiuscula


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: Mohria nudiuscula.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=100660, retrieved 11 December 2017

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