1. Family: Aspleniaceae Newman
    1. Genus: Asplenium L.
      1. Asplenium buettneri Hieron.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa, Comoros, Madagascar.

    [FWTA]

    Aspleniaceae, A. H. G. Alston. Flora of West Tropical Africa. Ferns and Fern-Allies Supplement. 1959

    Ecology
    On rocks in forest; up to 1, 900 ft. alt.
    [FTEA]

    Aspleniaceae, Henk Beentje. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2008

    Type
    Type: Togo, Misa Hills, Baumann 42 (B!, lecto., P!, iso.), chosen by Tardieu, Fl. Cam. 3: 215 (1964)
    Habit
    Lithophytic or terrestrial.
    Rhizomes
    Rhizome creeping or erect, up to 4 mm diameter, with subulate dark brown entire attenuate rhizome scales 2–5 × 0.3–0.6 mm, ending in a hair-point and with marginal cells slightly paler.
    Leaves
    Fronds spaced to tufted, erect, not proliferous, thinly coriaceous to thinly herbaceous.
    Stipes
    Stipe dull brown to black at least at the base, paler above in younger specimens, 6–37 cm long, with scales similar to those of rhizome, higher up with mid-brown clathrate subulate attenuate scales to 2 mm with a few thin lobes near the base.
    Leaf lamina
    Lamina narrowly oblong to triangularovate in outline, 8–26(–30) × 4–15(–18) cm, 2-pinnate to 3-pinnatifid or 3-pinnatisect at base; basal pinnae not or hardly reduced.
    Pinnae
    Pinnae dark green above, ovate or rhombic, up to 8 × 4 cm, with obovate segments, the larger segments stalked and up to 23 × 13 mm, sometimes lobed, base asymmetrically cuneate, distal margin rounded and serrate or gradually tapering and serrate, glabrous on both surfaces or with scattered minute scales; basal pinnules largest, apical pinnule also large, ovate and lobed.
    Rachis
    Rachis black dorsally, green and sulcate ventrally, not winged or sometimes narrowly winged, with clathrate brown lanceolate scales ciliate at their base, up to 1.5 mm long. Sori 5–12 per pinnule, along the veins, linear, 3–13 mm long; indusium linear, membranous, entire, 0.4 mm wide.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Comoros, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

    Asplenium buettneri Hieron. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 1, 1953 Johnson [590], Ghana K000423930
    Feb 20, 1933 Zenker [212], Cameroon K000423929
    Feb 20, 1933 Zenker [580], Cameroon K000423928
    Feb 20, 1933 Dawe, M.J. [3], Ghana K000423927

    First published in 2. 23. 1910 (1910)

    Accepted by

    • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). World Ferns: Checklist of Ferns and Lycophytes of the World Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Tard. in Mém. I.F.A.N. 28: 195, t. 38, fig. 3, 4 (1953).
    • in Deutsch. Zentr.–Afr. Exp. 1907–8, 2 : 23, fig. F–G (1910)
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • U.K.W.F. ed. 2: 30 (1994).
    • Johns, Pterid. trop. East Africa checklist: 62 (1991)
    • B.J.B.B. 55: 127 (1985)
    • Schelpe, F.Z. Pteridophyta: 182 (1970)
    • Alston, Ferns W.T.A.: 59 (1959)
    • Z.A.E. 2: 23, t. 2 fig. 2 (1910)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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