Alsophila camerooniana

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Alsophila camerooniana


Taxonavigation: Cyatheales 

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

Familia: Cyatheaceae
Genus: Alsophila
Species: Alsophila camerooniana
Varietates: A. c. var. aethiopica – A. c. var. camerooniana – A. c. var. congi – A. c. var. currorii – A. c. var. occidentalis – A. c. var. ugandensis – A. c. var. zenkeri



Alsophila camerooniana (Hook.) R.M.Tryon, Contr. Gray Herb. 200: 30 (1970).


  • Basionym
    • Cyathea camerooniana Hook. in W.J.Hooker & J.G.Baker, Syn. Fil.: 21 (1865).
    • Alsophila camerunensis Diels, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 1(4): 135 (1899).
      • Cyathea camerunensis (Diels) Domin, Pteridophyta 262 (1929).
    • Alsophila congoensis Bonap., Notes Ptéridol. 14: 241 (1924).
      • Cyathea congoensis (Bonap.) Domin, Acta Bot. Bohem. 9: 106 (1930)
    • Cyathea principis Domin, Acta Bot. Bohem. 9: 150 (1930).


Native distribution areas:

All varieties:

  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: West Tropical Africa
      • Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone.
    • Regional: West-Central Tropical Africa
      • Cameroon, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gulf of Guinea Islands (Bioko, Príncipe), Zaïre.
    • Regional: East Tropical Africa
      • Uganda
    • Regional: South Tropical Africa
      • Angola.

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



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