1. Family: Aspleniaceae Newman
    1. Genus: Thelypteris Schmidel
      1. Thelypteris bergiana (Schltdl.) Ching

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

    [FWTA]

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

    Ecology
    On shaded banks; 2, 000 to 6, 000 ft. alt.
    [FTEA]

    Thelypteridaceae, Bernard Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2006

    Type
    Type: South Africa, Kirstenbosch, Bergius s.n., Mundt & Maire s.n. (Ubi?, syn.)
    Rhizomes
    Rhizome erect with scales up to 8 mm long, sparsely ciliate
    Leaves
    Fronds tufted, up to 1–1.2 m tall and 25 cm wide
    Stipes
    Stipe grey-brown, 5–17 cm long, minutely pubescent
    Leaf lamina
    Lamina narrowly elliptic, 30–95 cm long, up to 25 cm wide, deeply bipinnatifid,acuminate with deeply pinnatifid terminal segment; lower pinnae gradually decrescent; largest pinnae narrowly oblong, 7.5–15 cm long, 1.5–2.5 cm wide, acuminate; lobes oblong, 8–10 mm long, 4 mm wide, obtuse, entire with 8–10 veins, pubescent on costae etc above, with short hooked hairs beneath (absent in one variety)
    Indusium
    Indusia very small with few hairs or absent
    Figures
    Fig 2/1–5, p.7.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Ethiopia, Gulf of Guinea Is., Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Réunion, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Introduced into:

    Sri Lanka

    Thelypteris bergiana (Schltdl.) Ching appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Gilpin, H. [s.n.], Madagascar Amauropelta bergiana K000435783 Unknown type material
    Pool, W. [s.n.], Madagascar Amauropelta bergiana K000435782 Unknown type material
    Holttum, R.E. [39169], Sri Lanka Amauropelta hakgalensis K000951657 Unknown type material

    First published in Bull. Fan Mem. Inst. Biol., Bot. 10: 251 (1941)

    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 Amauropelta bergiana.]

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • in Bull. Fan. Mem. Inst. 10 : 251 (1941).
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Roux, J.P. (2016). The Lycopods and Ferns of Drakensberg and Lesotho: 1-384. Briza academic books, Pretoria, South Africa.

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    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/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0