Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Mohria caffrorum

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 Mohria caffrorum   Mohria caffrorum
 Mohria caffrorum


Moist or dry conditions on mountain slopes and forest margins.


Not found at very high altitudes

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Small herbaceous fern which is very common. It is usually found in low moist fynbos and along banks in light shade or even full sun, but very seldom in dark evergreen forests. When growing in exposed situations, it may die down during summer but recovers fast after first winter rains. Leaves exude a musty scent when bruised. Sporangia are small and individual and marginal, initially covered by a recurved tooth apex. Indusium absent. After: D.M. Mohr, German botanist. caffrorum from Kaffir - associated with southern Africa.

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