Asplenium - Aspleniaceae

Asplenium brausei Hieron






Common name


Rhizome shortly creeping or ascending; rhizome scales grayish, broad, cordate at the base, margins toothed, ciliates. Frond 30-50 cm long, petiole up to 1/4 - 1/3 of its length, scaly at the base, brownish. Rhachis bearing the same large scales as the rhizome. Lamina lanceolate in outline, 2-pinnate to 3-pinnatifid, pinnatifid at the apex. Pinnae 20-25 pairs, alternate, sessile, oblong or lineares-oblong in outline, up to 7 x 1.5 cm. Ultimate segments trapezoid-rhomboid in outline, base unequally cuneate, outer margins toothed, surface subglabrous, veins forked. Sori indusiate, indusium blackish.




Distribution worldwide

Distribution in Africa


Growth form



  • Roux, J.P. (2009) Synopsis of the Lycopodiophyta and Pteridophyta of Africa, Madagascar and neighbouring islands. Strelitzia 23, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria. Page 80.
  • Tardieu-Blot, M.-L. (1964) Ptéridophytes vol.3. Flore du Cameroun, Pages 218 - 219. (Includes a picture).