Asplenium laciniatum subsp. laciniatum

This subspecies is accepted
The native range of this subspecies is Kenya to S. Africa, N. Yemen, Indian Subcontinent to S. Japan and Indo-China. It is a perennial, lithophyte or epiphyte and grows primarily in the temperate biome.

Descriptions

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.
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Sources

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
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  • 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 Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0