Asplenium - Aspleniaceae

Asplenium currorii Hook.






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

Common name


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.


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



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.


  • 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).