Adiantum hispidulum Sw.
var. hispidulum

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Adiantum hispidulum var. hispidulum

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Synonyms: Adiantum lobatum Kunze ex Ettingsh.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Rhizome short, erect to creeping, 1-2 mm in diameter; rhizome scales reddish-brown, entire, lanceolate. Fronds spaced. Stipe up to 25 cm long, thin, chestnut-brown to black, shining, covered with short, brown, stiff hairs. Lamina deltate in outline, 24 × 20 cm, undersurfaces covered with short white hairs, pedately or repeatedly dichotomously divided into up to 8 pinnate pinnae. Pinnae up to 15 cm long, longest in the centre, the others decreasing outwards. Rhachis with bristly hairs. Pinnules numerous, persistent, 7-10 × 6 mm, subrhombic to rectangular becoming smaller toward the pinna apex. Pinnules with short petiole, pale hairs along the margin, upper and outer margins irregularly toothed, lower margin entire and ascending. Sori numerous, rounded, on pinnule lobes on the upper and outer margin of the undersurface of a hairy indusial flap.
Notes: Unlikely to be confused with other species and very recognisable by its pedate fronds.
Derivation of specific name: hispidulum: covered with minute stiff erect hairs
Habitat: Around boulder basis in woodland or in deep shade in moist forest. In Mozambique only known from Gondola in the Chimoio district.
Altitude range: 1000 m (approx)
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa, central and East Africa; also Indian Ocean Islands, southern India, East Indies, Polynesia, Australia.
Mozambique distribution: MS
Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
Endemic status:
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E. (1990). Southern African Ferns and Fern Allies. Frandsen, Sandton. Page 122. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. , Burrows, S.M. (1993). An annotated check-list of the pteridophytes of Malawi Kirkia 14(1) Page 86. As Adiantum hispidulum Sw.

Crouch, N.R., Klopper, R.R., Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2011). Ferns of Southern Africa, A comprehensive guide Struik Nature Pages 428 - 429. (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 13.

Jacobsen, W.B.G. (1983). The Ferns and Fern Allies of Southern Africa. Butterworths, Durban and Pretoria. Page 228. (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 9.

Roux, J.P. (2001). Conspectus of Southern African Pteridophyta. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report 13 Page 75.

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1970). Pteridophyta Flora Zambesiaca Pages 111 - 112. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: Adiantum hispidulum var. hispidulum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Adiantum hispidulum var. hispidulum

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


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: Adiantum hispidulum var. hispidulum.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=100990, retrieved 14 December 2017

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