Asplenium L.

This genus is accepted, and its native range is Cosmopolitan.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Small to medium-sized terrestrial or epiphytic ferns; rhizome erect to long-creeping, densely scaly
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blade simple to 4-pinnatifid, glabrous, pubescent or with scattered scales; veins free
Morphology Reproductive morphology Sporangia
Sporangia in elliptic to linear sori, borne on one side of a vein; indusium cup-shaped or elliptic to linear, attached to the vein.
Distribution
Genus of more than 800 species, cosmopolitan.

[FTEA]

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

Vegetative Multiplication Rhizomes
Rhizome erect or creeping, with clathrate scales, vascular cylinders with large overlapping leaf gaps (dictyostelic).
Morphology Leaves Stipes
Stipe matt or glossy, black, chestnut brown or greyish-green, glabrous or with hairs, or with clathrate scales.
Morphology Leaves
Frond simple to 4pinnatifid, glabrous, pubescent or with scattered scales, veins pinnate or flabellate, free.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Sori
Sori usually elongate, but about as long as broad in some species, borne on the costal side of a vein.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Sori Indusium
Indusium narrow.
Note
Over 600 species, cosmopolitan. Both Christensen in Pteridophyta of Madagascar pp. 85–86 and Ballard in the protologue of A. paucijugum point out the astonishing degree of variation occurring in many of the species of Asplenium.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Small terrestrial ferns; rhizome short, erect, densely scaly
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blade deeply pinnatifid to 2-pinnatifid, densely covered below by light brown scales; veins free or forming a reticulum
Morphology Reproductive morphology Sporangia
Sporangia in elongate sori, borne on one side of a vein; indusium inconspicuous or obsolete.
Distribution
Genus of 4–5 species in Europe, Asia and Africa.
Note
Often included in Asplenium, but with a distinctive facies.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Alabama, Alaska, Albania, Alberta, Algeria, Altay, Amur, Andaman Is., Angola, Antipodean Is., Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arizona, Arkansas, Ascension, Assam, Austria, Azores, Bahamas, Baleares, Baltic States, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bismarck Archipelago, Bolivia, Borneo, Botswana, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, British Columbia, Bulgaria, Burundi, Buryatiya, California, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Caroline Is., Central African Repu, Central American Pac, Central European Rus, Chad, Chagos Archipelago, Chatham Is., Chile Central, Chile North, Chile South, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Chita, Christmas I., Colombia, Colorado, Comoros, Congo, Connecticut, Cook Is., Corse, Costa Rica, Crozet Is., Cuba, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Delaware, Denmark, District of Columbia, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, East Himalaya, Easter Is., Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Falkland Is., Fiji, Finland, Florida, France, Free State, French Guiana, Føroyar, Gabon, Galápagos, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gilbert Is., Great Britain, Greece, Greenland, Guatemala, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Guyana, Hainan, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Idaho, Illinois, India, Indiana, Inner Mongolia, Iowa, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jawa, Juan Fernández Is., Kamchatka, Kansas, Kazakhstan, Kazan-retto, Kentucky, Kenya, Kermadec Is., Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, Kuril Is., KwaZulu-Natal, Labrador, Laos, Lebanon-Syria, Leeward Is., Lesotho, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Libya, Line Is., Louisiana, Madagascar, Madeira, Maine, Malawi, Malaya, Maluku, Manchuria, Marianas, Marquesas, Marshall Is., Maryland, Massachusetts, Mauritius, Mexican Pacific Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Mongolia, Montana, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nansei-shoto, Nebraska, Nepal, Netherlands, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New South Wales, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Newfoundland, Nicaragua, Nicobar Is., Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Is., North Carolina, North Caucasus, North European Russi, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Northwest European R, Northwest Territorie, Norway, Nova Scotia, Ogasawara-shoto, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pakistan, Palestine, Panamá, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn Is., Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Puerto Rico, Qinghai, Queensland, Québec, Rhode I., Rodrigues, Romania, Rwanda, Réunion, Sakhalin, Samoa, Santa Cruz Is., Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Selvagens, Seychelles, Sicilia, Sierra Leone, Sinai, Society Is., Socotra, Solomon Is., Somalia, South Australia, South Carolina, South Dakota, Spain, Sri Lanka, St.Helena, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tasmania, Tennessee, Texas, Thailand, Tibet, Togo, Tokelau-Manihiki, Tonga, Transcaucasus, Trinidad-Tobago, Tristan da Cunha, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is., Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Tuva, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Utah, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Vermont, Victoria, Vietnam, Virginia, Wallis-Futuna Is., Washington, West Himalaya, West Siberia, West Virginia, Western Australia, Windward Is., Wisconsin, Wyoming, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Yukon, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Asplenium L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Aug 1, 2001 Cable, S. [3766], Cameroon K000108936 No
Aug 1, 2001 Cable, S. [2491], Cameroon K000108937 No
Aug 1, 1999 Johns, R.J. [9856], New Guinea 64274.000 No
Aug 1, 1999 Johns, R.J. [9771], New Guinea 64276.000 No
Aug 1, 1999 Johns, R.J. [9770], New Guinea 71218.000 No
Aug 1, 1999 Johns, R.J. [9786], New Guinea 71226.000 No
Madagascar K000312420 No
Utteridge, T.M.A. [174], Indonesia 62418.000 No
Johns, R.J. [10463], New Guinea 62499.000 No
Johns, R.J. [10444], Indonesia 72611.000 No
Johns, R.J. [10443], Indonesia 64542.000 No
Johns, R.J. [10442], Indonesia 64557.000 No
Johns, R.J. [10778], Indonesia 64576.000 No
Johns, R.J. [10779], Indonesia 72663.000 No
Johns, R.J. [10768], Indonesia 70000.110 No
Johns, R.J. [10780], Indonesia 70000.144 No
Johns, R.J. [10780], Indonesia 70000.140 No
Johns, R.J. [10780], Indonesia 70000.139 No
Johns, R.J. [10778], Indonesia 70000.156 No
Johns, R.J. [10778], Indonesia 70000.182 No
Cruttwell, N.E.G. [684], Papua New Guinea K000472165 No
Gay, H.J. [980], Papua New Guinea K000472278 No
Gay, H.J. [938], Papua New Guinea K000472169 No
Cruttwell, N.E.G. [684], Papua New Guinea K000472166 No
Parris, B.S. [8036], Papua New Guinea K000472283 No
Parris, B.S. [9494], Papua New Guinea K000472287 No
Gay, H.J. [980], Papua New Guinea K000472279 No
Gay, H.J. [980], Papua New Guinea K000472280 No
Gay, H.J. [980], Papua New Guinea K000472281 No
Parris, B.S. [8310], Papua New Guinea K000474488 No
Croft, J.R. [724], Papua New Guinea K000492184 No
Spruce, R. [4688], Peru K000200066 Yes
Laman, T.G. [312], Indonesia K000446592 No
Coode, M. [6237], Indonesia K000754922 No
Fay Louis [4817], Cameroon K000338372 No
Takeuchi, W. [6743], Papua New Guinea K000472273 No
Simpson, D.A. [2588] K000722039 No
Coode, M. [6024], Indonesia K000754924 No
Takeuchi, W. [5013], Papua New Guinea K000361046 No
Laman, T.G. [312], Indonesia K000446591 No
Cruttwell, N.E.G. [684], Papua New Guinea K000472167 No
Church, A.C. [439], Indonesia K000754386 No
Laman, T.G. [312], Indonesia K000429252 No
Jermy, A.C. [8285B], Papua New Guinea K000492186 No
Wood, J.J. [929], Indonesia K000754402 No
Johns, R.J. [6932] K000722078 No
Takeuchi, W. [5013], Papua New Guinea K000361047 No
Yii, P.C. [66018], Malaysia K000604489 No
Joanes, U. [146948], Malaysia K000699937 No
Parris, B.S. [8310], Papua New Guinea K000474489 No
Parris, B.S. [9494], Papua New Guinea K000472286 No
Simpson, D.A. [2331] K000722034 No
Wong, K.M. [666] K000604383 No
Gay, H.J. [654], Papua New Guinea K000472103 No
Simpson, D.A. [2588] K000722038 No
Johns, R.J. [8246], Indonesia K000490048 No
Yii, P.C. [66018], Malaysia K000604490 No
Takeuchi, W. [6743], Papua New Guinea K000472277 No
Simpson, D.A. [2421] K000722033 No
Parris, B.S. [8036], Papua New Guinea K000472282 No
Johns, R.J. [8246], Indonesia K000490047 No
Kamau [604], Kenya K000696568 No
Johns, R.J. [8175], Indonesia Diplora K000604902 No

First published in Sp. Pl.: 1078 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Balkrishna, A., Joshi, B., Sribastava, A., Shankar, R. & Shukla, B.K. (2019). Classification of extant Pteridophytes: a new approach Indian Fern Journal 36: 311-341.
  • Fraser-Jenkins, C.R. & Kandel, D.R. (2019). Ferns and Fern-Allies of Nepal 2: 1-446. Government of Nepal, Ministry of Forests and Environment, Department of Plant Resources.
  • 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.
  • Viane, R.L.L. (2021). Aspleniaceae of Madagascar: A revision with annotations on species from the Mascarenes, the Comoros, TAAF, and continental Africa: 1-247. Published by the author.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 485 (1754)
  • Sp. Pl. 2: 1078 (1753)

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