Aleuritopteris welwitschii

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Taxonavigation: Polypodiales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Tracheophyta
Divisio: Pteridophyta
Classis: Polypodiopsida
Ordo: Polypodiales

Familia: Pteridaceae
Subfamilia: Cheilanthoideae
Genus: Aleuritopteris
Species: Aleuritopteris welwitschii



Aleuritopteris welwitschii (Hook. ex Baker) Ching, Hongkong Naturalist 10: 202 (1941).


  • Basionym
    • Cheilanthes welwitschii Hook. ex Baker, Syn. Fil.: 142 (1867).
      • Type: ‘Angola, Pungo Andongo, 1400–3800 p. alt. In montibus gneisicis, Dec. 1856’, F.M.J. Welwitsch 148 (Lectotype: K 000435475, K 000435476, designated by Schelpe (1969: 69).
  • Homotypic
    • Hemionitis welwitschii (Hook. ex Baker) Christenh., Global Fl. 4: 23 (2018).
  • Heterotypic
    • Cheilanthes mossambicensis Schelpe, J. S. African Bot. 30: 183, f. 1b (1964).
      • Type: ‘Moçambique, Moçambique district, Ribauè, 11/2 mls. S.W. of Poste Agricola; locally abundant in overhung horizontal N.W. aspect crevice on granite hill, 1800 ft. alt. 20.vii.1952’, E.A.C.L.E. Schelpe & L.C. Leach 11421 (Holotype: BOL 128021; isotypes: K 000435478, K 000435479, SRGH).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: East Tropical Africa
      • Tanzania.
    • Regional: South Tropical Africa
      • Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



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