Asplenium - Aspleniaceae

Asplenium cuneatum Lam.






Common name


Rhizome shortly creeping; rhizome scales narrowly lanceolate in outline, margin entire, brown. Fronds monomorphic, closely spaced. Stipe 6-10 cm long, greenish, smooth, except for a few scales at the base. Lamina triangular in outline, pinnate to bipinnate at the base, 15 x 5 cm; pinnae alternate, with a short petiole, 2 x 1 cm, apex tapering a little; pinnules wedge-shaped, margin toothed; rhachis green, smooth, winged. Sori short.




Wet forest.

Distribution worldwide

Africa, north-western part of south America, Central America, Philippines, Sulawesi, Suriname.

Distribution in Africa

Cameroon, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia.

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 83.
  • Tardieu-Blot, M.-L. (1964) Ptéridophytes vol.3.Flore du Cameroun, Pages 219 - 220.
  • Thardieu-Blot, M.L. (1964) Ptéridophytes vol.8.Flore du Gabon, Page 140.