Asplenium prionitis Kunze
  • Linnaea


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Asplenium prionitis Kunze. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0001108052. Accessed on: 27 May 2020'

Morphology

Rhizome erect, c. 40 mm in diameter, set with brown, lanceolate-attenuate, hair-pointed, entire rhizome-scales, c. 8 mm long. Fronds tufted, thinly coriaceous, not gemmiferous; stipe green or purplish brown when dry, set with scattered hair-like scales; lamina ovate-oblong, up to 520 x 300 mm, pinnate, basal pinnae reduced; pinnae in c. 6 pairs, oblong-lanceolate (reduced pinnae ovate-deltate), base broadest, truncate, overlapping rhachis acroscopically, margin sharply serrate-dentate, upper surface glabrous, lower surface set with occasional hair-like scales. Sori borne midway between costa and margin, of irregular lengths, up to 18 mm long, the longest on the outermost branch-vein of a fork; indusium stramineous, thickly membranous, entire, c. 0.7 mm broad.

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    Habitat

    Coastal forest species which occurs in deep shade either as a low-level epiphyte or as a lithophyte on mossy boulders, at altitudes below 600 m.

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    • 2
    • ]. 

    Distribution

    Transkei and Natal. Also recorded from Madagascar.

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    • Source: [
    • 2
    • ]. 

      Bibliography

    • 1 Linnaea
    • 2 Schelpe, EACLE; Anthony, NC. 1986. Pteridophyta. In: O.A. Leistner (ed.). Fl. S. Africa : 1 - 278.

     Information From

    Aspleniaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    e-Flora of South Africa
    e-Flora of South Africa. v1.21. 2018. South African National Biodiversity Institute. http://ipt.sanbi.org.za/iptsanbi/resource?r=flora_descriptions&v=1.21
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    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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