Haplopteris guineensis

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Taxonavigation: Polypodiales 

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

Familia: Pteridaceae
Subfamilia: Vittarioideae
Genus: Haplopteris
Species: Haplopteris guineensis



Haplopteris guineensis (Desv.) E.H.Crane, Syst. Bot. 22: 514 (1997 publ. 1998).


  • Basionym
    • Vittaria guineensis Desv., Ges. Naturf. Freunde Berlin Mag. Neuesten Entdeck. Gesammten Naturk. 5: 325 (1811).
  • Homotypic
    • Pteris guineensis (Desv.) Desv., Mém. Soc. Linn. Paris 6: 293 (1827).
  • Heterotypic
    • Vittaria congoensis Christ, Ann. Mus. Congo Belge, Bot., sér. 5, 1(1): 9 (1903).
    • Vittaria guineensis var. cancellata Hieron., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 53: 425 (1915).


  • Varieties without valid combination in Haplopteris, accepted by Hassler, WorldPlants and elsewhere
    • Vittaria guineensis var. camerooniana Schelpe, Contr. Bolus Herb. 1: 23 (1969) (Cameroon, Gulf of Guinea Islands).
    • Vittaria guineensis var. orientalis Hieron., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 53: 426 (1915) (Liberia, Togo; Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, Gulf of Guinea Islands, Rwanda, Zaire; Ethiopia; Kenya, Tansania, Uganda; Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: West Tropical Africa
      • Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo.
    • Regional: West-Central Tropical Africa
      • Burundi, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gulf of Guinea Islands, Rwanda, Zaire.
    • Regional: Northeast Tropical Africa
      • Ethiopia.
    • Regional: East Tropical Africa
      • Uganda.
    • Regional: South Tropical Africa
      • Angola, Zambia.

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



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