1. Family: Aspleniaceae Newman
    1. Genus: Asplenium L.
      1. Asplenium laciniatum D.Don

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya to S. Africa, N. Yemen, Indian Subcontinent to Japan and Indo-China.

    [FTEA]

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

    Type
    Type: Nepal, on rocks, local name ‘Dawecow’, 1818, Wallich s.n. (K!, holo.)
    Habit
    Lithophyte or low epiphyte.
    Rhizomes
    Rhizome erect, 2–9 mm diameter, with dark brown clathrate-lanceolate attenuate subentire rhizome scales up to 3 mm long.
    Leaves
    Fronds tufted, erect or arching, not proliferous, herbaceous.
    Stipes
    Stipe greyish-green when dried, becoming dark brown at the base, 1–13 cm long, with scattered subulate dark brown weakly pseudoserrate scales up to 2 mm long.
    Leaf lamina
    Lamina narrowly elliptic in outline, 5–23 × 1.5–5 cm, 2-pinnatifid to 2-pinnatisect, basal 2–3 pairs slightly reduced.
    Pinnae
    Pinna up to 10 pairs, to 3 × 1.3 cm, pinnules and pinnule lobes obovate or spatulate, the basal acroscopic lobe usually free, up to 6 mm long, sharply dentate to shallowly incised on the outer margin, glabrous above, subglabrous beneath.
    Rachis
    Rachis greyishgreen when dried with narrow wings, glabrous.
    Sori
    Sori 2–5 per lobe, linear to oval, 2–4 mm.
    Indusium
    Indusium linear, almost transparent, erose, 0.3–0.5 mm wide.
    Figures
    Fig. 10: 1–2, p. 62.

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Assam, Cape Provinces, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Free State, India, Inner Mongolia, Japan, Kenya, Korea, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Manchuria, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Northern Provinces, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Uganda, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Yemen, Zimbabwe

    Asplenium laciniatum D.Don appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Namba, T. [s.n.], Taiwan K000812088
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 234], Nepal Asplenium depauperatum K001109598
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 2207] Asplenium parvulum K001115413
    Jan 1, 1972 Wallich [s.n.], Nepal Asplenium varians K000512907 Unknown type material
    Gueinzius [s.n.], South Africa Asplenium varians K000423960
    Rawson, R.W. [s.n.], South Africa Asplenium varians K000423961
    Rawson, R.W. [s.n.], South Africa Asplenium varians K000423962

    First published in Prodr. Fl. Nepal.: 8 (1825)

    Accepted by

    • Fraser-Jenkins, C.R. & al. (2017). An Annotated Checklist of Indian Pteridophytes 1: 1-562. Dehra Dun : BSMPS.

    Not 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. [Cited as Asplenium varians.]

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Retief, E. & Meyer, N.L. (2017). Plants of the Free State inventory and identification guide Strelitzia 38: 1-1236. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Roux, J.P. (2016). The Lycopods and Ferns of Drakensberg and Lesotho: 1-384. Briza academic books, Pretoria, South Africa.

    Sources

    Art and Illustrations in Digifolia
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0