Cheilanthes contracta

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Taxonavigation: Polypodiales 

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

Familia: Pteridaceae
Subfamilia: Cheilanthoideae
Genus: Cheilanthes
Species: Cheilanthes contracta


Cheilanthes contracta (Kunze) Kunze, Linnaea 23: 243 (1850).


  • Basionym
    • Cheilanthes hirta var. contracta Kunze, Linnaea 10: 539 (1836).
      • Typus: Cape Province, Zwartkops River, Drège b (LZ†, lectotype: BM; isolectotypes: L-BOL, S, SAM).
  • Homotypic
    • Myriopteris contracta (Kunze) Fée, Mém. Foug., 5. Gen. Filic. 149 (1852).
    • Pteris contracta (Kunze) Mett., Abh. Senckenberg. Naturf. Ges. 3(1): 49 (1859).
    • Hemionitis contracta (Kunze) Christenh., Global Fl. 4: 12 (2018).
  • Heterotypic


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Southern Africa
      • Cape Provinces (Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Western Cape), Northern Provinces (Mpumalanga).

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


Primary references[edit]

  • Kunze, G. 1850. Index filicum (sensu latissimo): adhuc, quantum innotuit, in hortis Europaeis cultarum, cum synonymis gravioribus, patria, introductionis s. germinationis tempore, duratione et cultura. Linnaea 23: 209–323. BHL Reference page

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