Mohria vestita Baker

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Mohria vestita

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Mohria vestita

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SRGH

Mohria vestita

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SRGH

Mohria vestita

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Bunga views, Vumba

Mohria vestita

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Cecil Kop, Mutare

Mohria vestita

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Trout Research Center, Inyanga

Mohria vestita

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Mount Chinaka, Juliasdale

Mohria vestita

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Mount Buhwa, area around tunnel

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Synonyms: Mohria caffrorum (L.) Desv. var. vestida (Baker) F.Ballard
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Notes: Difficult to distinguish from M. nudiuscula . M. vestita. has slightly more hairy pinnae, especially on the upper surface, and more strongly toothed margins.
Derivation of specific name: vestita: clothed, referring to hair and scales on the plant; a character, however, shared by all species of Mohria.
Habitat: Rocky places in grassveld, terrestrial or lithophytic.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Eswatini, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, also Madagascar
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): E
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Growth form(s): Lithophyte, terrestrial.
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E. (1990). Southern African Ferns and Fern Allies. Frandsen, Sandton. Pages 63 - 64. Description of M. caffrorum! Revision by J.P. Roux: M. caffrorum now restricted to S.A., M. vestita and M. nudiuscula new names for the region. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 43. (Includes a picture).

Crouch, N.R., Klopper, R.R., Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2011). Ferns of Southern Africa, A comprehensive guide Struik Nature Pages 206 - 207. (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 9.

Jacobsen, W.B.G. (1983). The Ferns and Fern Allies of Southern Africa. Butterworths, Durban and Pretoria. Pages 177 - 178. Description of M. caffrorum! Revision by J.P. Roux: M. caffrorum now restricted to S.A., M. vestita and M. nudiuscula new names for the region. (Includes a picture).

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 5.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 12. Listing Mohria caffrorumi probably refers to M. vestita

Roux, J.P. (2001). Conspectus of Southern African Pteridophyta. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report 13 Page 55.

Roux, J.P. (2009). Synopsis of the Lycopodiophyta and Pteridophyta of Africa, Madagascar and neighbouring islands Page 53.

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1970). Pteridophyta Flora Zambesiaca Pages 54 - 56. Description of M. caffrorum! Revision by J.P. Roux: M. caffrorum now restricted to S.A., M. vestita and M. nudiuscula new names for the region. (Includes a picture).

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. & Diniz, M.A. (1979). Pteridophyta Flora de Mocambique Junta de Investigacoes Cientificas do Ultramar; Centro de Botanica Pages 49 - 50. Description of M. caffrorum! Revision by J.P. Roux: M. caffrorum now restricted to S.A., M. vestita and M. nudiuscula new names for the region

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 78.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Mohria vestita.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=100670, retrieved 15 May 2021

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