Doryopteris concolor (Langsd. & Fisch.) Kuhn

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Doryopteris concolor

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Great enclosure, Great zimbabwe

Doryopteris concolor

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Great enclosure, Great zimbabwe

Doryopteris concolor

Photo: Petra Ballings
Great enclosure, Great zimbabwe

Doryopteris concolor

Photo: Petra Ballings
Great enclosure, Great zimbabwe

Doryopteris concolor

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Kopje Tops, path to waterfall, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Doryopteris concolor

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Pokoteke gorge, near Masvingo

Doryopteris concolor

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Maleme Dam camp, around chalet 17

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Synonyms: Cheilanthes concolor (Langsd. & Fisch.) R.M. Tryon & A.F. Tryon
Doryopteris concolor (Langsd. & Fisch.) Kuhn var. kirkii (Hook.) R.E. Fr.
Doryopteris concolor (Langsd. & Fisch.) Kuhn var. nicklesii (Tardieu) Schelpe
Doryopteris kirkii (Hook.) Alston
Pellaea geraniifolia sensu Sim
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Rhizome erect to procumbent, up to 3 mm in diameter; rhizome scales dark-brown, linear, up to 3 mm in length, margins pale, entire. Fronds tufted, sometimes weakly dimorphic. Stipe up to 23 cm long, dark brown to black, shiny, basally with scattered brown scales similar to those on the rhizome. Lamina broadly ovate to triangular in outline, up to 130 × 120 mm, 2 to 3-pinnatifid, basal pinnae basiscopically developed; pinnae glabrous, dark green above, slightly paler below, venation obscure, margins entire to weakly lobed. Rhachis and costae black, glabrous, rhachis winged. Sori marginal, interrupted or continuous; indusium membranous, discrete or continuous, not apparent at maturity.
Notes: Can be distinguished from other species by its glabrous lamina, that is basiscopically strongly developed and only 2- to 3-pinnatifid.
Derivation of specific name: concolor: coloured similarly; alluding to the almost uniform shade of green of both surfaces of the frond.
Habitat: Rock crevices, base of boulders, shaded earth banks in ravines in miombo woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) 600 - 1700 m
Worldwide distribution: Southern and tropical Africa, Asia, Maylasia, Polynesia, South and Central America.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Lithophyte, terrestrial.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 28 July 2013
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. (1990). Southern African Ferns and Fern Allies. Frandsen, Sandton. Pages 155 - 156. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. , Burrows, S.M. (1993). An annotated check-list of the pteridophytes of Malawi Kirkia 14(1) Page 87.

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 14.

Crouch, N.R., Klopper, R.R., Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2011). Ferns of Southern Africa, A comprehensive guide Struik Nature Pages 334 - 335. (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 14.

Jacobsen, W.B.G. (1983). The Ferns and Fern Allies of Southern Africa. Butterworths, Durban and Pretoria. Pages 244 - 245. As D. concolor var nicklesii (Tardieu) Schelpe and D. concolor var. kirkii (Hook.) R. E. Fr. (Includes a picture).

Kornas, J. (1979). Distribution and ecology of the Pteridophytes in Zambia Polska Akademia Nauk Wydzial II Nauk Biologicznych Pages 60 - 61. As D. concolor var nicklesii (Tardieu) Schelpe and D. concolor var. kirkii (Hook.) R. E. Fr.

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 Pages 72 - 73.

Roux, J.P. (2009). Synopsis of the Lycopodiophyta and Pteridophyta of Africa, Madagascar and neighbouring islands Page 187.

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1970). Pteridophyta Flora Zambesiaca Page 121. As D. concolor var nicklesii (Tardieu) Schelpe and D. concolor var. kirkii (Hook.) R. E. Fr.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 15.


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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Doryopteris concolor.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=100970, retrieved 26 September 2017

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