Asplenium - Aspleniaceae

Asplenium cuneatum Lam.

 

 

 

 

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Description

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 deltoid 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.

Notes

Derivation

Habitat

Tropical epiphyte.

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

Epiphytic.

Literature

  • 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.
  • Thardieu-Blot, M.L. (1964) Ptéridophytes vol.8. Flore du Gabon, Page 140.
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