Asplenium - Aspleniaceae

Asplenium subintegrum C.Chr.






Asplenium coriaceum Bak.

Common name


Rhizome short. Fronds tufted, leathery, thick. Stipe 8-10 cm long, compressed, greenish, long winged above. Lamina simple, narrowly 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, in an angle of 60° to the costa, spaced, very oblique.




Epiphyte in full light.

Distribution worldwide

See African distribution.

Distribution in Africa

Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, 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 98.
  • Tardieu-Blot, M.-L. (1964) Ptéridophytes vol.3.Flore du Cameroun, Pages 181 - 182.
  • Thardieu-Blot, M.L. (1964) Ptéridophytes vol.8.Flore du Gabon, Page 123.