1. Family: Aspleniaceae Newman
    1. Genus: Blechnum L.
      1. Blechnum attenuatum (Sw.) Mett.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa, W. Indian Ocean.

    [FWTA]

    Blechnaceae, A. H. G. Alston. Flora of West Tropical Africa. Ferns and Fern-Allies Supplement. 1959

    Ecology
    On tree trunks in mossy forest; 3, 000 to 6, 000 ft. alt.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Comoros, Ethiopia, Free State, Gulf of Guinea Is., Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Réunion, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Blechnum attenuatum (Sw.) Mett. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 9, 2000 Holst, C. [2479], Tanzania K001092777
    Jan 1, 1999 Upson, T. [39], Cameroon K000381611
    Nov 4, 1977 Mauritius K000432458 Unknown type material
    Kamau [623], Kenya K000696572
    Nov 4, 1977 Atherstone [s.n.], South Africa Blechnum giganteum K000435907 lectotype
    Pappe [s.n.], South Africa Blechnum giganteum K000435908
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 33], Mauritius Lomaria attenuata K001109067
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 33], Mauritius Lomaria attenuata K001109068

    First published in Fil. Hort. Bot. Lips.: 64 (1856)

    Accepted by

    • Roux, J.P. (2016). The Lycopods and Ferns of Drakensberg and Lesotho: 1-384. Briza academic books, Pretoria, South Africa.

    Not accepted by

    • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). World Ferns: Checklist of Ferns and Lycophytes of the World Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. [Cited as Lomaridium attenuatum.]

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Tard. in Mém. I.F.A.N. 28: 201, t. 39, fig. 7 (1953).
    • Schelpe in J. Linn. Soc. 53: 494 (1952)
    • Sim F.S.A., 179, t. 25 (1916)
    • Fil. Hort. Bot. Lips. 64, t. 3, fig. 1–6 (1856)

    Sources

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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