Pseudocyclosorus pulcher (Willd.) Holttum

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Pseudocyclosorus pulcher

Picture: Petra Ballings
Stream below Silvermist cottage, Troutbeck

Pseudocyclosorus pulcher

Picture: Petra Ballings
Stream below Silvermist cottage, Troutbeck

Pseudocyclosorus pulcher

Picture: Petra Ballings
Path to waterfall, Mtarazi Falls, Nyanga

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Synonyms: Pseudocyclosorus pulcher (Bory ex Willd.) Holttum
Thelypteris longicuspis (Baker) Schelpe
Thelypteris pulchra (Bory ex Willd.) Schelpe
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Derivation of specific name: pulcher: beautiful, handsome
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Worldwide distribution: Sudan, east and west tropical Africa, South Africa, Madagascar and the Mascarenes.
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Growth form(s): Terrestrial.
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Burrows, J.E. (1990). Southern African Ferns and Fern Allies. Frandsen, Sandton. Page 261. As Thelypteris pulchra (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (1993). An annotated check-list of the pteridophytes of Malawi Kirkia 14(1) Page 95.

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 45. as Thelypteris pulchra

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 55. As Thelypteris pulchra

Crouch, N.R., Klopper, R.R., Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2011). Ferns of Southern Africa, A comprehensive guide Struik Nature Pages 678 - 679. (Includes a picture).

Dowsett-Lemaire, F. (1989). The flora and phytogeography of the evergreen forests of Malawi. I: Afromontane and mid-altitude forests; Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 59(1/2) Page 26. As Thelypteris longicuspis

Jacobsen, W.B.G. (1983). The Ferns and Fern Allies of Southern Africa. Butterworths, Durban and Pretoria. Pages 385 - 386. (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 10.

Roux, J.P. (2001). Conspectus of Southern African Pteridophyta. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report 13 Page 115.

Roux, J.P. (2009). Synopsis of the Lycopodiophyta and Pteridophyta of Africa, Madagascar and neighbouring islands Page 209.

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1970). Pteridophyta Flora Zambesiaca Page 192. As Thelypteris longicuspis (Includes a picture).

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Pseudocyclosorus pulcher., retrieved 23 February 2024

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