Derivation of specific name

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eckloniana: named after C.F. Ecklon (1795-1868), Danish pharmasist, botanist and plant collector, one of the earliest explorers of the Cape.
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Cheilanthes eckloniana (Kunze) Mett. Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=100750
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Petra Ballings
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Description

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Rhizome creeping or ascending, c. 6 mm in diameter; rhizome scales dark brown with pale margin, narrowly lanceolate in outline, margin entire. Fronds tufted, erect, rigid, coriaceous, up to 45 cm (in shade), averaging 30 cm. Stipe dark brown, shiny, up to 26 cm long, on the whole as long as the lamina, thickly set with pale brown to cream, hair-like scales and larger, lanceolate, brown scales with cream margins, giving the stipe a sand-coloured appearance. Lamina 6.5-24.5 cm × 2-6 cm, lanceolate-ovate to narrowly oblong in outline, 2-pinnatifid to 3-pinnatifid on the basiscopically developed basal pinnae, which are slightly or not reduced. Pinnae up to 6 cm long, deltate, frequently curved, curling up when dry, upper surface dark green, lightly set with white, hair-like scales, undersurface more densely set with hairs, mixed with distinctive, overlapping, shiny golden brown scales along the costae and costules. Rhachis dark brown, hairy and scaly. Sori small, marginal, interrupted; indusium very small, membranous or absent.
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Cheilanthes eckloniana (Kunze) Mett. Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=100750
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Mark Hyde
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Petra Ballings
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Worldwide distribution

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Lesotho, Naminia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Cheilanthes eckloniana (Kunze) Mett. Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=100750
author
Mark Hyde
author
Bart Wursten
author
Petra Ballings
original
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Flora of Zimbabwe