1. Cyatheaceae Kaulf.

    1. This family is accepted.

[FTEA]

Cyatheaceae, Peter J. Edwards. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

Habit
Erect ferns with stems (trunk or caudex) to 10 m in Africa; rarely (not in Africa) prostrate or epiphytic; vascular tissue forming a hollow cylinder perforated by large gaps, the surface of stems covered with densely matted adventitious roots, rarely spiny; stipe bases persistent or, if not, then stipe scars prominent, old fronds rarely clothing the stem
[FWTA]

Cyatheaceae, A.H.G Alston. Flora of West Tropical Africa. 1959

Habit
Tree ferns, with (in W.African species) stout erect dictyostelic trunks
Stem
Stems clothed with persistent leaf–bases and matted adventitious roots; scales present at the apex of the stem and bases of the stipe; fronds large, bipinnate, usually spiny at base, arranged spirally at the apex of the stem

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Cyatheaceae Kaulf. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Wesen Farrenk. : [119]. 1827 (1827)

Sources

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Flora of West Tropical Africa
Flora of West Tropical Africa
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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/
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