Asplenium linckii Kuhn

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Asplenium linckii

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Asplenium linckii

Photo: Petra Ballings

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Synonyms: Asplenium daubenberghii Rosenst.
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Status: Native
Rhizome shortly creeping, up to 5 mm diameter; scales up to 5 mm long, shiny brown, lanceolate, entire. Fronds tufted, not proliferous. Stipe 10-20 cm, matt brown, subglabrous, base scales similar to rhizome. Lamina 11-25 cm × 3-20 cm, 3-pinnate to 5-pinnatifid, ovate-triangular in outline. Pinnae glabrous, ultimate lobes with toothed margins at the apex. Sori 1-2, elliptic, situated on the ultimate segments, indusium entire.
Notes: In Zimbabwe only known from Vumba Mountains. Differs from similar species by sharply serrated apical margins and small pinnules.
Derivation of specific name: linckii: named after H.A. Linck, German physician.
Habitat: Deep shade in evergreen forest. Terrestrial or lithophyte.
Altitude range: (metres) 1400 - 1830 m
Worldwide distribution: Burundi, DRC, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Epiphyte, lithophyte, terrestrial.
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Asplenium linckii., retrieved 26 September 2021

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