Asplenium simii A.F. Braithw. & Schelpe


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Asplenium simii A.F. Braithw. & Schelpe. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0001110841. Accessed on: 27 May 2020'

Morphology

Rhizome erect, ± 5 mm in diameter, set with black hair-pointed rhizome scales ± 8 mm long. Fronds tufted. Lamina narrowly oblong, acute, ± 280 x 130 mm. Pinnae deeply pinnatifid into 3 to 5 lobes.

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    Perennial with erect rhizome. Fronds tufted, to 40 cm, stipe dark brown to black, glabrous at maturity, lamina firmly herbaceous, narrowly oblong, 2-pinnatifid to 2-pinnate, pinnae to 10 pairs, trapeziform, incised into 3-5 obcuneate lobes, margins dentate, scaled beneath. Sori of irregular lengths, indusium entire.

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    Rhizome erect, c. 5 mm in diameter, set with linear-attenuate, black, entire, hair-pointed rhizome-scales c. 8 mm long. Fronds tufted, coriaceous, not gemmiferous; stipe matt brown, glabrous at maturity except for scales basally; lamina narrowly oblong, acute, c. 280 x 130 mm, deeply 2-pinnatifid to 2-pinnate, basal pinnae not reduced; pinnae in c. 10 pairs, trapeziform, deeply incised into 3-5 obcuneate lobes, terminal lobe acuminate and caudate, outer margins dentate, upper surface glabrous, lower surface set with scales c. 2 mm long (often with 2 basal outgrowths), especially at bases of segments. Sori of irregular lengths, up to 8 mm long; indusium membranous, entire, c. 0.3 mm broad.

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    Habitat

    On boulders and old stumps.

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    Low-level epiphyte and on forest floors, 200-500 m.

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    Boulders and old stumps, or epiphytic, or occasionally on forest floors, 290-1900 m.

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    Distribution

    Knysna to E Africa.

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    Southern Cape Province, Transkei, Natal, Transvaal, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Kenya.

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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 Roux, JP. 2012. Pteridophytes. 31 - 47. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.
    • 3 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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    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).