Asplenium - Aspleniaceae

Asplenium subintegrum C.Chr.

 

 

 

 

Synonyms

Asplenium coriaceum Bak.

Common name

Description

Rhizome short. Fronds tufted, leathery, thick. Stipe 8-10 cm long, compressed, greenish, long winged above. Lamina simple, linear-lanceolate in outline, base long and gradually decurrent on the petiole, apex sharply acuminate in a 4-5 cm long point, margins entire, irregularly wavy, very shiny, 15-20 x 3-4 cm; veins simple or bifurcated at the base and again towards the middle. Sori elongated, reaching neither the costa nor the margin, spaced, very oblique.

Notes

Derivation

Habitat

Epiphyte in full light.

Distribution worldwide

See African distribution.

Distribution in Africa

Angola, Cameroon, Congo, 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 98.
  • Thardieu-Blot, M.L. (1964) Ptéridophytes vol.8. Flore du Gabon, Page 123.
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