Asplenium - Aspleniaceae

Asplenium aethiopicum (Burm. f.) Bech. ssp. dodecaploideum A.F. Braithw.

 

 

 

 

Synonyms

Asplenium aethiopicum (Burm.f.) Bech. subsp. braithwaitii Ormonde

Common name

Description

General description see A. aethiopicum . For subsp. dodecaploidum fronds up to 25 cm long, 2-pinnate to 2-pinnatifid, pinnae broadly trullate with 1 or 2 free pinnules, fleshy; mean spore size 46-49 ┬Ám

Notes

Derivation

dodecaploideum: chromosome number dodecaploid (x12)

Habitat

Boulders and rock crevices in seasonally moist montanious regions, exposed or partially shaded, terrestrial.

Distribution worldwide

Distribution in Africa

Angola, Lesotho, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Growth form

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Literature

  • Crouch, N.R., Klopper, R.R., Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2011) Ferns of Southern Africa, A comprehensive guide. Struik Nature. Pages 646 - 649. (Includes a picture).
  • Roux, J.P. (2001) Conspectus of Southern African Pteridophyta. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report, 13 Page 161.
  • 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 77.
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