Asplenium lunulatum Sw.
  • J. Bot. (Schrader)


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Morphology

Rhizome erect, set with dark brown to black rhizome scales. Proliferating bud borne on rhachis on or below terminal segment. Pinnae oblong-obtuse, falcate, base forming an angle of 90°, auriculate, basiscopic margin perpendicular to rhachis. Sori found on unforked veins.

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    Perennial with short, erect to suberect rhizome. Fronds to 35 cm, arching, proliferous on rachis near apex, stipe glabrous at maturity, lamina linear-lanceolate, 1-pinnate, pinnae to 35 mm long, oblong-obtuse, falcate, auriculate acroscopically, crenate-serrate, sparsely minutely scaled beneath. Sori linear, indusium entire.

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    Habitat

    Forest.

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    Moist forest floors and boulders, 100-800 m.

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    A forest species, sporadic in deep shade on humus-covered boulders and forest floors, from 25 to 1200 m altitude.

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    Distribution

    Cape Peninsula to E Africa.

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    Cape Province, Transkei, Natal and Transvaal, Zimbabwe and Malawi.

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      Bibliography

    • 1 Herman, PPJ; Retief, E. 1997. Plants of thenorthern provinces of South Africa: keys and diagnostic characters. Strelitzia 6: 1 - 681. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 2 J. Bot. (Schrader)
    • 3 Roux, JP. 2012. Pteridophytes. 31 - 47. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.
    • 4 Schelpe, EACLE; Anthony, NC. 1986. Pteridophyta. In: O.A. Leistner (ed.). Fl. S. Africa : 1 - 278.

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