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Blechnum tabulare or the Mountain blechnum is a large, attractive fern that is indigenous to sub-saharan Africa.
This species can be distinguished from other species of Blechnum, by the bases of its pinnae. This is the only species in which the base of each pinna has an uneven shape. All other species of Blechnum have equally shaped pinna bases.
Distribution and habitat
It occurs from Cape Town, South Africa, in the south, as far north as Uganda and Nigeria. This fern's natural habitat is along river banks and on the margins of afro-montane forests. It grows very well in shady areas, making it a popular plant for African gardens. Unfortunately this has led to a large illegal trade in these plants which has seen their numbers decline.
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- Dressler, S.; Schmidt, M. & Zizka, G. (2014). "Blechnum tabulare". African plants – a Photo Guide. Frankfurt/Main: Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg.
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