Asplenium sulcatum Lam.

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Asplenium sulcatum

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Asplenium sulcatum

Photo: Petra Ballings
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Asplenium sulcatum

Photo: Petra Ballings
BR

Asplenium sulcatum

Photo: Petra Ballings
Aberfoyle, Nyakombe river, Honde Valley

Asplenium sulcatum

Photo: Petra Ballings
Path to spice garden, Nyamkombe River, Aberfoyle, Honde Valley

Asplenium sulcatum

Photo: Petra Ballings
Path to spice garden, Nyamkombe River, Aberfoyle, Honde Valley

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Synonyms: Adiantum martinii Pirotta
Asplenium auritum Sw.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Rhizome erect to sub-erect, up to 10 mm; scales dark brown, entire, attenuate, up to 6 mm. Fronds tufted, not proliferous, dimorphe. Sterile fronds half the size of the fertile fronds. Stipe 8-22 cm, glabrous. Lamina 8-26 cm × 3.2-8.5 cm, pinnate to 2-pinnate, triangular-lanceolate in outline. Pinnae lanceolate, apex obtuse to acute, base asymmetrical cuneate, margins incised more than 1/2 way to the costa becoming pinnatifid towards the pinnae base with a free basal acroscopic lobe; venation pinnate. Rhachis subglabrous. Sori oval, set along the costa, indusium entire.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Semi-deciduous woodland or riverine forests, deeply shaded moist evergreen forest. Epiphyte or lithophyte.
Altitude range: (metres) 650 - 1250 m
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Epiphyte, lithophyte.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 27 September 2011
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. (1990). Southern African Ferns and Fern Allies. Frandsen, Sandton. Pages 244 - 245. As Asplenium auritum (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. , Burrows, S.M. (1993). An annotated check-list of the pteridophytes of Malawi Kirkia 14(1) Page 92.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 9. As Asplenium auritum

Jacobsen, W.B.G. (1983). The Ferns and Fern Allies of Southern Africa. Butterworths, Durban and Pretoria. Pages 351 - 352. As Asplenium auritum (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 5. As Asplenium auritum

Roux, J.P. (2001). Conspectus of Southern African Pteridophyta. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report 13 Page 162. As Asplenium auritum

Roux, J.P. (2009). Synopsis of the Lycopodiophyta and Pteridophyta of Africa, Madagascar and neighbouring islands Page 98.

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1970). Pteridophyta Flora Zambesiaca Pages 177 - 178. As Asplenium auritum


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Asplenium sulcatum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=102410, retrieved 11 December 2016

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