Asplenium - Aspleniaceae

Asplenium aethiopicum (Burm. f.) Bech. ssp. tripinnatum (Baker) A.F. Braithw.

 

 

 

 

Synonyms

Asplenium furcatum Thunb. var. tripinnatum Baker
Asplenium praemorsum Sw. var. tripinnatum sensu Sim

Common name

Description

General description see A. aethiopicum. For subsp. tripinnatum fronds up to 1.25 m long, 3-pinnate, firmly herbaceous; spores plano-convex, spore length > 38┬Ám

Notes

Derivation

tripinnatum: fronds tripinnate divided

Habitat

Moist or seasonally moist forest, forest remnants, shaded, terrestrial.

Distribution worldwide

Distribution in Africa

Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe.

Growth form

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Literature

  • Crouch, N.R., Klopper, R.R., Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2011) Ferns of Southern Africa, A comprehensive guide. Struik Nature. Pages 646 - 649. (Includes a picture).
  • Roux, J.P. (2001) Conspectus of Southern African Pteridophyta. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report, 13 Page 161.
  • Roux, J.P. (2009) Synopsis of the Lycopodiophyta and Pteridophyta of Africa, Madagascar and neighbouring islands. Strelitzia 23, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria. Page 77.
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