Genus:
Asplenium L.

Asplenium laciniatum subsp. laciniatum

This subspecies is accepted, and its native range is Kenya to S. Africa, N. Yemen, Indian Subcontinent to S. 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.)
Morphology General Habit
Lithophyte or low epiphyte.
Vegetative Multiplication Rhizomes
Rhizome erect, 2–9 mm diameter, with dark brown clathrate-lanceolate attenuate subentire rhizome scales up to 3 mm long.
Morphology Leaves
Fronds tufted, erect or arching, not proliferous, herbaceous.
Morphology Leaves 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.
Morphology Leaves Leaf lamina
Lamina narrowly elliptic in outline, 5–23 × 1.5–5 cm, 2-pinnatifid to 2-pinnatisect, basal 2–3 pairs slightly reduced.
Morphology Leaves 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.
Morphology Leaves Rachis
Rachis greyishgreen when dried with narrow wings, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Sori
Sori 2–5 per lobe, linear to oval, 2–4 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Sori Indusium
Indusium linear, almost transparent, erose, 0.3–0.5 mm wide.
Figures
Fig. 10: 1–2, p. 62.

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 subsp. laciniatum appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
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
Rawson, R.W. [s.n.], South Africa Asplenium varians K000423961
Rawson, R.W. [s.n.], South Africa Asplenium varians K000423962
Gueinzius [s.n.], South Africa Asplenium varians K000423960

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

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.

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

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

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    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 2022. 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 2022. 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