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Hymenophyllum wilsonii Hook.
Protologue : Sp. Fil. 1,2: 95 (1844) 
Information on the genus : Hymenophyllum
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Ecology : Note: Hooker based this species on British material and noted that the species also occurs in South Africa (Cape of Good Hope) and Bourbon (Réunion). He later (1867a: 67) described it as a variety of Hymenophyllum tunbridgense (L.) Sm. and noted that the oldest na me for the taxon is H. peltatu/11 (Poir.) Desv. However, the chromosome number for this taxon is 2n = 36 (Clapham et al. 1952: 17), whereas that of H. peltatu/11 is 2n = 22 (Tindale 1963: 16). H. wilsonii occurs in Great Britain, Ireland, France, Norway and Macaronesia.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Strelitzia 23: 223 (2009).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Med-Checklist 1: 3 (1984).
  • HANSEN, A. & P. SUNDING (1993). Flora of Macaronesia. Checklist of vascular plants. 4. revised edition Sommerfeltia 17: 1-295
  • List Fungi, Fl. Fau. Madeira Selv. Arch. : 183 (2008).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
carte afrique num 130720
Record n°130720
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