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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.)
Vegetative Multiplication Rhizomes
Rhizome erect with scales up to 8 mm long, sparsely ciliate
Morphology Leaves
Fronds tufted, up to 1–1.2 m tall and 25 cm wide
Morphology Leaves Stipes
Stipe grey-brown, 5–17 cm long, minutely pubescent
Morphology Leaves 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)
Morphology Reproductive morphology Sori Indusium
Indusia very small with few hairs or absent
Figures
Fig 2/1–5, p.7.

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.

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Flora of West Tropical Africa
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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