Asplenium gemmiferum Schrad.
  • Gött. Gel. Anz.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Asplenium gemmiferum Schrad. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0001112745. Accessed on: 29 Mar 2020'

Morphology

Rhizome erect, set with dark brown rhizome scales. Pinnae with margins evenly and shallowly crenate-serrate, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate. Sori extending from near costa two-thirds to margin, up to 15 mm long.

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    Perennial with erect rhizome. Fronds to 65 cm, arching, stipe initially densely scaled, lamina oblong-lanceolate, 1-pinnate, proliferous on rachis near apex, pinnae to 13 cm long, ovate-lanceolate, serrate, sparsely scaled beneath. Sori linear, indusium entire.

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    Rhizome erect, up to 30 mm in diameter, set with dark brown, nitid, lanceolate, attenuate, irregularly fimbriate rhizome-scales c. 7-9 mm long with reddish margins. Fronds tufted, carnose-coriaceous when fresh, gemmiferous; stipe matt greyish green, densely scaly at first with fimbriate narrow scales; lamina oblong-lanceolate, up to 720 x 260 mm, pinnate; pinnae in up to 12 pairs, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, margin minutely and regularly shallowly serrate, upper surface glabrous, lower surface set with occasional minute hair-like scales. Sori extending from near costa two thirds to margin, up to 15 mm long; indusium membranous, entire, c. 1 mm broad.

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    Ecology

    Epiphyte at 4, 000–5, 000 ft. alt.

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    Habitat

    Forest floors and on humus-covered boulders in deep shade.

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    Forest floors and mossy rocks, 100-500 m.

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    Forest floors or more usually on humus-covered boulders in deep shade, from near sea level.

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    Distribution

    Heidelberg to W Africa.

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    Cape Province, Transkei, Natal, Transvaal, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Zaire, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda; also Cameroun and Fernando Po.

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      Bibliography

    • 1 Aspleniaceae, A. H. G. Alston. Flora of West Tropical Africa. Ferns and Fern-Allies Supplement. 1959
    • 2 "Sim F.S.A. 154, t. 57, fig. 1 (1915)."
    • 3 Hook. Syn. Fil. 207 (1867)
    • 4 in Gött. gel. Anz. 1818 : 916
    • 5 Gött. Gel. Anz.
    • 6 Herman, PPJ; Retief, E. 1997. Plants of thenorthern provinces of South Africa: keys and diagnostic characters. Strelitzia 6: 1 - 681. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 7 Roux, JP. 2012. Pteridophytes. 31 - 47. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.
    • 8 Schelpe, EACLE; Anthony, NC. 1986. Pteridophyta. In: O.A. Leistner (ed.). Fl. S. Africa : 1 - 278.

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