Actiniopteris dimorpha Pic.Serm.

First published in Webbia 17: 18 (1962)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Ethiopia to Mpulamanga, Comoros, Madagascar, Réunion. It is a perennial and grows primarly in the wet tropical biome(s).


Native to:

Botswana, Burundi, Comoros, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Réunion, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Barthelat, F. (2019). La flore illustrée de Mayotte: 1-687. Biotope éditions.
  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). World Ferns: Checklist of Ferns and Lycophytes of the World. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Barthelat, F. (2019). La flore illustrée de Mayotte: 1-687. Biotope éditions.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Aug 3, 1999 Kisena, C. [1282], Tanzania K000539674 No
Feb 8, 1999 Faulkner, H.F. [1412], Tanzania K000539677 No
Feb 8, 1999 Richards, H.M. [10888], Tanzania K000539683 No
Feb 8, 1999 Archbold, M.E. [705], Tanzania K000539678 No
Feb 8, 1999 Anderson, B. [1323], Tanzania K000539690 No
Feb 8, 1999 Bullock, A.A. [2504], Tanzania K000539684 No
Nov 2, 1987 Hansen, O.J. [3350], Botswana K000539862 No
Jul 8, 1985 Gilbert, M.G. [7684], Ethiopia K000539560 No
Nov 16, 1983 Lye, K.A. [9074], Kenya K000539665 No
Jan 1, 1982 Jansen, P.C.M. [7852], Mozambique K000539837 No
Aug 1, 1980 Anonymous [s.n.], Comoros s.l. K000570103 No
Mar 9, 1974 Cerreis, M.P. [3632], Mozambique K000539824 No
Jan 1, 1970 Wilde, W.J.J.O. de [7322], Ethiopia K000539557 No
Feb 22, 1967 Berrie, A. [72], Malawi K000539863 No
Aug 1, 1963 Isle, M.G. de l' [122], Réunion K000570105 No
Aug 1, 1963 Burke [532], South Africa K000539283 No
Aug 1, 1963 Last, J.T. [s.n.], Tanzania K000539680 No
Aug 1, 1963 Baron, R. [4225], Madagascar K000570101 No
Aug 1, 1963 Baron, R. [4423], Madagascar K000570102 No
Aug 1, 1963 Isle, M.G. de l' [490], Réunion K000570125 No
Jan 1, 1962 Goetze, W. [423], Tanzania K000539688 No
Jan 1, 1962 Peter, A. [10975], Tanzania K000539675 No
Jan 1, 1962 Burtt, B.D. [1860], Tanzania K000539681 No
Jan 1, 1962 Johnson, W.P. [442], Mozambique K000539842 No
Jan 1, 1962 Hildebrandt, J.M. [2476], Kenya K000539669 No
Jan 1, 1962 Peter, A. [32795], Tanzania K000539689 No
Jan 1, 1962 Teague, A.J. [63], Zimbabwe K000539860 No
Jan 1, 1962 Stocks, J. [132], Mozambique K000539836 No
Jan 1, 1962 Hornby [759], Tanzania K000539682 No
Pócs, T. [6541/E], Tanzania K000539685 No
Lye, K.A. [5426], Uganda K000539660 No
Verdcourt, B. [3881], Kenya K000539666 No
Greenway, P.J. [14698], Tanzania K000539686 No
Venter, F. [03005A], South Africa K000539949 No
Ash, J.W. [2987], Ethiopia K000539561 No
Rawkins, D. [13 (52)], Ethiopia K000539563 No
Croat, T.B. [30373], Madagascar K000570098 No
Ash, J.W. [1898], Ethiopia K000539559 No
Gilbert, M.G. [2368], Ethiopia K000539564 No
Meller, C.J. [s.n.], Mozambique K000539825 No
Schelpe, E.A. [6986], Mozambique K000539827 No
Bamps, P. [899], Zimbabwe K000539855 No
Hislop, A. [Z235], Zimbabwe K000539856 No
Fisher [426], Zimbabwe K000539857 No
Schelpe, E.A. [6952], Mozambique K000539831 No
Schelpe, E.A. [6911], Mozambique K000539833 No
Pereira, A. [1783], Mozambique K000539835 No
Figueiredo Gomes e Sousa, A. de [4205], Mozambique K000539839 No
Seyani, J.H. [1124], Malawi K000539843 No
Brummitt, R.K. [14934], Malawi K000539846 No
Brummitt, R.K. [14827], Malawi K000539864 No
Robinson, E.A. [2581], Zambia K000539850 No
Loveridge, J.P. [1547], Zimbabwe K000539861 No
Johnson, W.P. [477], Mozambique K000539841 No
Faden, R.B. [70/182], Kenya K000539672 No
Gillett, J.B. [17234], Kenya K000539673 No
Schelpe, E.A. [6995], Mozambique K000539829 No
Ellis, R.P. [03235], South Africa K000539950 No
Greenway, P.J. [12656], Kenya K000539661 No
Schelpe, E.A. [6972], Mozambique K000539826 No
Bjørnstad, A. [2512], Tanzania K000539687 No
Beesley, J.S.S. [81], Tanzania K000539679 No
Schelpe, E.A. [6902], Malawi K000539847 No
Humblot, L. [450], Comoros K000570104 No
Gilbert, M.G. [5246], Kenya K000539663 No
Faden, R.B. [69/451], Kenya K000539671 No
Nicholas, A. [520], Zimbabwe K000539853 No
Fisher [533], Mozambique K000539840 No
Friis, I. [12257], Ethiopia K000539555 No
Faden, R.B. [74/433], Kenya K000539668 No
Rodin, R.J. [4407], Zimbabwe K000539854 No
Gilbert, M.G. [5237], Kenya K000539662 No
Richards, H.M. [21247], Tanzania K000539676 No
Schelpe, E.A. [6913], Mozambique K000539830 No
Ash, J.W. [3594A], Ethiopia K000539562 No
Milne-Redhead, E. [9225], Tanzania K000539691 No
Nyariri, P. [239], Zimbabwe K000539852 No
Cours, M.G. [1972], Madagascar K000570099 No
Brummitt, R.K. [8676], Malawi K000539848 No
Hildebrandt, J.M. [3384], Madagascar K000570100 No
Faulkner, H.F. [422], Mozambique K000539838 No
Gillett, J.B. [23694], Somalia K000539565 No
Ash, J.W. [1898], Ethiopia K000539558 No
Berrie, A. [202], Malawi K000539845 No
Faden, R.B. [72/17], Kenya K000539667 No
Schelpe, E.A. [6909], Mozambique K000539834 No
Evans, A.J.B. [a/1], Kenya K000539670 No
Fisher, B.S. [1243], Zimbabwe K000539859 No
Friis, I. [12232], Ethiopia K000539556 No
Piggott, A.G. [3299], Zimbabwe K000539851 No
Brummitt, R.K. [10242], Malawi K000539849 No
Schelpe, E.A. [6979], Mozambique K000539828 No
Schelpe, E.A. [6946], Mozambique K000539832 No
Acocks, J.P.H. [23596], South Africa K000539951 No
Fisher [426], Zimbabwe K000539858 No
Berrie, A. [178], Malawi K000539844 No
Gilbert, M.G. [5028], Kenya K000539664 No


  • Flora of Somalia

    • Flora of Somalia
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