Asplenium - Aspleniaceae

Asplenium currorii Hook.

 

 

 

 

Synonyms

Asplenium africanum Desv. var. currorii (Hook.) Tardieu

Common name

Description

Rhizome erect; rhizome scales narrow lanceolate, with black walls. Fronds simple, submembranous, not proliferous. Stipe base pale. Lamina lanceolate to linear-lanceolate in outline, up to 40-60 x 3-4 cm, subsessile, descending almost to the base of the petiole, base wedge-shaped, apex gradually tapering to a slender point, margin wavy, veins simple or bifurcated, making an angle of 30-40 ° with the costa. Sori short, spaced, thick, reaching neither the margin nor the costa.

Notes

Asplenium holstii has broader fronds (up to 8 cm).

Derivation

Habitat

In moist deeply shaded evergreen forest.

Distribution worldwide

Africa, Principe Isl., Sao Tomé.

Distribution in Africa

Angola, Cameroon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mozambique, Nigeria, Togo.

Growth form

Epiphytic, lithophytic.

Literature

  • Roux, J.P. (2001) Conspectus of Southern African Pteridophyta. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report, 13 Page 162.
  • 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.
  • Tardieu-Blot, M.-L. (1964) Ptéridophytes vol.3. Flore du Cameroun, Pages 180 - 181. (Includes a picture).
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