1. Family: Aspleniaceae Newman
    1. Genus: Asplenium L.
      1. Asplenium pellucidum Lam.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Indian Ocean, Tropical Asia to Pacific.

    [FTEA]

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

    Type
    Type: Mauritius [Ile de France], Commerson s.n. (P!, holo.)
    Habit
    Lithophytic and low-level epiphyte.
    Rhizomes
    Rhizome erect to occasionally creeping ( Faden 70/286), to 10 mm thick, with dense subulate brown clathrate attenuate rhizome scales up to 12 mm long with a few thread-like side lobes.
    Leaves
    Fronds tufted to rarely spaced ( Faden 70/286), arching, not proliferous, thinly coriaceous.
    Stipes
    Stipe matt-brown, up to 18 cm long, densely covered with subulate hair-like scales similar to those on the rhizome, up to 8 mm long.
    Leaf lamina
    Lamina lanceolate, 22–100 × 9–25 cm, 1-pinnate to 2pinnatifid or 2-pinnatipartite on lower pinnae, acute, basal pinnae reduced, apical ones decrescent.
    Pinnae
    Pinnae 20–36 pairs, opposite or alternate, lanceolate, 5–8.5 × 0.8–1.7 cm, base unequally cuneate, slightly auriculate acroscopically, shallowly incised into obtuse or shallowly crenate lobes, apex attenuate, sparsely set with dark hair-like and ovate long-acuminate scales up to 3 mm long or subglabrous.
    Leaf veins
    Veins forked.
    Rachis
    Rachis with scales as on stipe.
    Sori
    Sori linear, 4–6 mm long, set at about 15° to the costa.
    Indusium
    Indusium linear, membranous, entire, 0.8 mm wide.
    Figures
    Fig. 4: 4–5, p. 25.

    Images

    Distribution

    Doubtfully present in:

    Assam, India, Sri Lanka

    Native to:

    Borneo, Cambodia, Caroline Is., Comoros, East Himalaya, Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Malaya, Maluku, Marianas, Mauritius, Myanmar, New Guinea, Philippines, Queensland, Rodrigues, Réunion, Seychelles, Solomon Is., Sulawesi, Sumatera, Thailand

    Asplenium pellucidum Lam. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Feb 21, 2008 Takeuchi, W. [23260], Papua New Guinea K000608167
    Jan 1, 2007 Laman, T.G. [170], Indonesia K000445695
    Jan 1, 2007 Laman, T.G. [170], Indonesia K000445696
    Jan 1, 2007 Laman, T.G. [329], Indonesia K000445697
    Jan 1, 2007 Laman, T.G. [329], Indonesia K000445698
    Jan 1, 2007 Matthew, C.G. [s.n.], Indonesia K000446236
    Jan 1, 2007 Joncheere, G.J. de [1239], Indonesia K000446211
    Sep 1, 2004 Brass, L.J. [25849], Papua New Guinea K000474686
    Sep 1, 2004 Gay, H.J. [1089], Papua New Guinea K000474685
    Aug 10, 2004 Gregson, J. [4], Malaysia K000227833
    Apr 1, 2004 Gay, H.J. [464], Papua New Guinea K000474687
    Apr 1, 2004 Gay, H.J. [464], Papua New Guinea K000474688
    Jul 5, 2002 Lobb, T. [s.n.], Malaysia K000429955
    Mar 1, 1998 Laman, T.G. [1159], Indonesia K000429947
    Mar 1, 1998 Laman, T.G. [1159], Indonesia K000429948
    Jul 14, 1997 Ridley, H.N. [s.n.], Indonesia K000429944
    Jul 14, 1997 Kern, J.H. [8592], Indonesia K000429927
    Jan 1, 1994 Loher, A. [1109], Philippines K000445826
    Jan 1, 1994 Elmer, A.D.E. [6792], Philippines K000445824
    Jan 1, 1994 Elmer, A.D.E. [6971], Philippines K000445825
    Aug 1, 1987 Mogea, J.P. [5183], Indonesia K000429988
    Aug 1, 1987 Mogea, J.P. [5211], Indonesia K000429994
    Aug 1, 1983 Dr. King's Collector [2548.], Malaysia K000428826
    Aug 1, 1983 Dr. King's Collector [5050], Malaysia K000428830
    Aug 1, 1983 Dr. King's Collector [2548.], Malaysia K000428827
    Aug 1, 1983 Dr. King's Collector [5050], Malaysia K000428831
    Aug 1, 1983 Dr. King's Collector [2713], Malaysia K000428825
    Aug 1, 1983 Matthew, C.G. [s.n.], Malaysia K000428828
    Aug 1, 1983 Matthew, C.G. [s.n.], Malaysia K000428829
    Aug 1, 1983 Motley, J. [1150], Borneo K000428814
    Aug 1, 1983 Dalhousie, Lady [s.n.], Malaysia K000597854
    Aug 1, 1983 Scortechini, B. [s.n.], Malaysia K000428833
    Aug 1, 1983 Scortechini, B. [s.n.], Malaysia K000428832
    Aug 1, 1983 Wallich, N. [s.n.], Malaysia K000428843
    Aug 1, 1983 Gurung, V.L. [63b], Malaysia K000428816
    Aug 1, 1983 Hose, G.F. [s.n.], Malaysia K000428817
    Aug 1, 1982 Vriese, W.H. de [224], Indonesia K000429991
    Nov 27, 1975 Gurung, V.L. [63a], Malaysia K000428815
    Feb 1, 1968 Braithwaite, A.F. [RSS4194], Solomon Is. K000670192
    Feb 1, 1968 Braithwaite, A.F. [RSS4194], Solomon Is. K000670193
    Feb 1, 1968 Braithwaite, A.F. [RSS4365], Solomon Is. K000670194
    Feb 1, 1968 Braithwaite, A.F. [RSS4365], Solomon Is. K000670195
    Feb 1, 1968 Braithwaite, A.F. [RSS4132], Solomon Is. K000670196
    Oct 1, 1967 Cuming, H. [?Meyen] [147], Philippines K000445800 Unknown type material
    Jan 1, 1965 Dissing, H. [2007], Papua New Guinea K000474699
    Jun 1, 1962 Anderson, J.A.R. [28], Malaysia K000429956
    Jul 7, 1956 Wood, G.H.S. [2001], Malaysia K000429945
    Oct 1, 1953 Kostermans, A.J.G.H. [7323], Indonesia K000429954
    Jan 1, 1939 Takamatsu, M. [8], Caroline Is. K000668071
    Jan 1, 1930 Docters van Leeuwen, W.M. [10673], Indonesia K000474672
    Jan 1, 1929 Endert, F.H. [2151], Indonesia K000429953
    Jan 1, 1927 Mactier, W.F. [s.n.], Malaysia K000428819 Unknown type material
    Jan 17, 1910 Mousset, J.P. [11], Indonesia K000429939
    Jan 17, 1910 Mousset, J.P. [11], Indonesia K000429940
    Carr, C.E. [15759], Papua New Guinea K000474692
    Carr, C.E. [12645], Papua New Guinea K000474694
    Carr, C.E. [15759], Papua New Guinea K000474693
    Waterhouse, J.H.L. [144], Solomon Is. K000670184
    Waterhouse, J.H.L. [144], Solomon Is. K000670185
    Waterhouse, J.H.L. [270], Solomon Is. K000670186
    Waterhouse, J.H.L. [270], Solomon Is. K000670187
    Purseglove, J.W. [5134], Malaysia K000429957
    Brass, L.J. [32383], Papua New Guinea K000474678
    Comber, H.F. [4165], Malaysia K000429960
    Clemens, J. [22009], Malaysia K000429958
    Coode, M. [NGF40429], Solomon Is. K000668074
    Coode, M. [NGF40431], Solomon Is. K000670181
    Henderson, M.R. [SFN25236], Malaysia K000428823
    Whitmore, T.C. [BSIP1962], Solomon Is. K000670188
    Whitmore, T.C. [BSIP694], Solomon Is. K000670189
    Whitmore, T.C. [BSIP2315], Solomon Is. K000670190
    Schodde, R. [3023], Papua New Guinea K000474691
    Meijer, W. [SAN37951], Malaysia K000429961
    Venning, F.E.W. [MA28], Malaysia K000428834
    Venning, F.E.W. [MA28], Malaysia K000492419
    Streimann, H. [NGF47785], Papua New Guinea K000474675
    Streimann, H. [NGF28747], Papua New Guinea K000474689
    Streimann, H. [LAE51607], Papua New Guinea K000474690
    Edwards, P.J. [2030], Malaysia K000429965
    Edwards, P.J. [2053], Malaysia K000429967
    Edwards, P.J. [2019], Malaysia K000429969
    Edwards, P.J. [1994], Malaysia K000429978
    Edwards, P.J. [2008], Malaysia K000429976
    Edwards, P.J. [2030], Malaysia K000429966
    Edwards, P.J. [2053], Malaysia K000429968
    Edwards, P.J. [2019], Malaysia K000429970
    Edwards, P.J. [2019], Malaysia K000429971
    Edwards, P.J. [2008], Malaysia K000429977
    Edwards, P.J. [1994], Malaysia K000429979
    Stevens, P.F. [LAE58651], Papua New Guinea K000474695
    Gutierrez, H.G. [78343], Philippines K000445806
    Millar, A. [18640], Papua New Guinea K000474682
    Lavarack, P. [NGF31198], Solomon Is. K000670182
    Lavarack, P. [NGF31198], Solomon Is. K000670183
    Foreman, D.B. [NGF45835], Papua New Guinea K000474683
    Piggott, A.G. [1565], Malaysia K000428824
    Piggott, A.G. [2147], Malaysia K000428820
    Piggott, A.G. [2154], Malaysia K000428822
    Piggott, A.G. [2147], Malaysia K000428821
    Piggott, A.G. [1565], Malaysia K000428837
    White, K.J. [NGF10824], Papua New Guinea K000474698
    Parris, B.S. [9594], Papua New Guinea K000474673
    Parris, B.S. [9554], Papua New Guinea K000474676
    Parris, B.S. [4518], Papua New Guinea K000474677
    Parris, B.S. [9594], Papua New Guinea K000474674
    Parris, B.S. [5639], Philippines K000445804
    Parris, B.S. [6884], Malaysia K000429959
    Parris, B.S. [9012], Malaysia K000429963
    Parris, B.S. [10771], Malaysia K000429964
    Parris, B.S. [11147], Indonesia K000429990
    Parris, B.S. [11413], Malaysia K000475919
    Parris, B.S. [11147], Indonesia K000429989
    Parris, B.S. [10585], Malaysia K000428838
    Burbidge, F.W. [s.n.], Philippines K000445828
    Cuming, H. [147], Philippines K000445798 Unknown type material
    Cuming, H. [147], Philippines K000445799 Unknown type material
    Dr. King's Collector [2713], Malaysia K000428733
    Ramos, M. [41865], Philippines K000445802
    Ramos, M. [31323], Philippines K000445830
    Ramos, M. [41865], Philippines K000445801
    Ramos, M. [48572], Philippines K000445803
    Elmer, A.D.E. [10256], Philippines K000445829
    Elmer, A.D.E. [7967], Philippines K000445805
    Elmer, A.D.E. [22049], Philippines K000445808
    Elmer, A.D.E. [17723], Philippines K000445810
    Whitford, H.N. [315], Philippines K000445811
    Whitford, H.N. [218], Philippines K000445812
    Kloss, C.B. [14601], Indonesia K000429933
    Curtis, C. [39], Indonesia K000603009
    Matthew, C.G. [s.n.], Indonesia K000429941
    Matthew, C.G. [78], Indonesia K000429942
    Matthew, C.G. [s.n.], Indonesia K000429934
    Croft, J.R. [445], Papua New Guinea K000474679
    Croft, J.R. [1637], Papua New Guinea K000474680
    Croft, J.R. [LAE65416], Papua New Guinea K000474696
    Nur, Md. [SFN12068], Malaysia K000428836
    Nur, Md. [11809], Malaysia K000428840
    Nur, Md. [11809], Malaysia K000428841
    Ramlanto [452], Indonesia K000429931
    Ledermann, C.L. [19441], Caroline Is. K000668072
    Ledermann, C.L. [13220], Caroline Is. K000668073
    Weber, C.M. [1142], Philippines K000445827
    Shea, G. [SAN77282], Malaysia K000429962
    Hennipman, E. [5284b], Indonesia K000429982
    Hennipman, E. [5255], Indonesia K000429981
    Hennipman, E. [5558], Indonesia K000429987
    Hennipman, E. [5255], Indonesia K000429980
    Hennipman, E. [5558], Indonesia K000429986
    Poore, M.E.D. [259], Malaysia K000428839
    Vodonaivalu, S. [2153], Fiji K000670197
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 226], Mauritius K001109579
    Gardette, E. [481], Indonesia K000473304
    Gardette, E. [154], Indonesia K000444814
    Gardette, E. [154], Indonesia K000444815
    Gardette, E. [481], Indonesia K000473301
    Gardette, E. [481], Indonesia K000473302
    Gardette, E. [481], Indonesia K000473303
    Iwatsuki, k. [B401], Indonesia K000429949
    Iwatsuki, k. [B783], Indonesia K000429951
    Iwatsuki, k. [B783], Indonesia K000429952
    Seemann, B.C. [816], Fiji K000670198
    Blume, C.L. [s.n.], Indonesia K000429943
    Kato, M. [B5863], Indonesia K000429950
    Kato, M. [C1355], Indonesia K000429993
    Kato, M. [C1355], Indonesia K000429992
    Edaño, G.E. [17338], Philippines K000445809
    Bidin, A. [PL241], Malaysia K000428813
    Vriese, W.H. de [570], Indonesia K000429928
    Yapp, R.H. [41], Malaysia K000428835
    Hose, G.F. [66], Malaysia K000429946
    Millett, C. [1901], Malaysia K000428818
    Dissing, H. [2309], Papua New Guinea K000474697
    Unkau, C. [032], Papua New Guinea K000474684
    Vogel, E.F. de [6929], Indonesia K000429985
    Vogel, E.F. de [6929], Indonesia K000429984
    Mousset, J.P. [616], Indonesia K000429935
    Mousset, J.P. [616], Indonesia K000429936
    Mendoza, D.R. [17184], Philippines K000445813
    Turneau, E.A. [2835], Malaysia K000428842
    Salgado, A.E. [792], Philippines K000445807
    Milne, W.G. [131], Fiji K000668075 Unknown type material
    anonymous [s.n.], Philippines K000445831
    anonymous [s.n.], Indonesia K000429938
    anonymous [14], Indonesia K000429929
    anonymous [s.n.], Solomon Is. K000670191
    Hose, E. [325], Indonesia K000429932
    UNESCO Limestone Expedition 1962 [224], Malaysia K000428812
    Johansson, J.T. [229], Indonesia K000429983
    Parham, B.E. [1776], Fiji K000670199
    Raulerson, L. [15044], Micronesia K000668070
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 7091], Mauritius K001126713
    Hartmann, C. [s.n.] Asplenium hirtum K000603008
    Nov 20, 1916 Humboldt, M.L. [s.n.], Comoros Asplenium pseudopellucidum K000423984 isotype
    Nov 20, 1916 Humboldt, M.L. [s.n.], Comoros Asplenium pseudopellucidum K000423985 isotype
    Telfair, C. [Cat. no. 223], Mauritius Asplenium oxyphyllum K001109574

    First published in Encycl. 2: 305 (1786)

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

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Fraser-Jenkins, C.R. & al. (2017). An Annotated Checklist of Indian Pteridophytes 1: 1-562. Dehra Dun : BSMPS.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Johns, Pterid. trop. East Africa checklist: 66 (1991).
    • Encycl. Méth., Bot. 2: 305 (1786)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    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/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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