Asplenium - Aspleniaceae

Asplenium pocsii Pic. Serm.






Common name


Rhizome slooping or suberect, to 20 mm diameter; rhizome scales brown, ovate in outline, 3–4 x 1.2–1.4 mm, margin sometimes with a few teeth, apex gradually tapering to a sharp point. Fronds simple, tufted, ± erect, not proliferous. Stipe 6–12 cm long, sparsely scaly. Lamina lanceolate, 7–20 x 1.8–3.8 cm, entire, margin rather obscurely crenate, apex gradually tapering into a rounded tip; veins branched about halfway; with minute sparse scales beneath. Sori along the veins, almost reaching midrib and margin, linear, (5–)7–20 mm long; indusium entire, membranaceous, to 1.4 mm wide.




Moist forest.

Distribution worldwide

See African distribution.

Distribution in Africa

Tanzania .

Growth form

Epiphytic, terrestrial.


  • Beentje, H.J. (2008) Aspleniaceae.Flora of Tropical East Africa, Pages 12 - 13.
  • 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 94.