Asplenium splendens Kunze
  • Linnaea


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Morphology

Rhizome creeping, set with dark brown rhizome scales. Venation flabellate. Fronds not gemmiferous, widely spaced on rhizome. Lamina subovate, up to 370 x 180 mm, 2- or 3-pinnate. Pinnae subdivided into as many as 16 cuneate, rounded trapeziform pinnules.

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    Rhizome creeping, c. 5 mm in diameter, set with dark brown, nitid, subentire, hair-pointed rhizome-scales c. 5 mm long. Fronds spaced 5-20 mm apart, herbaceous to thinly coriaceous, not gemmiferous; stipe matt brown, thickly set at first with irregularly fimbriate scales up to 5 mm long, persistent basally; lamina subovate, up to 370 x 180 mm, basal pinnae not conspicuously reduced, 2- to 3-pinnate; pinnae in 9-16 pairs, subdivided into as many as 16 cuneate rounded trapeziform pinnules, outer margin shallowly lobed, lobes sharply dentate to crenate, upper surface glabrous, lower surface set with hair-like, fimbriate-based scales, especially at bases of segments. Sori of irregular lengths, up to 10 mm long; indusium membranous, entire, c. 0.3 mm broad.

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    Habitat

    Forest floors.

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    Forest floors or rarely a low-level epiphyte, 25-1700 m.

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    Distribution

    Cape Province, Transkei, Natal, Swaziland and Transvaal.

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

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    Aspleniaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    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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