Asplenium uhligii Hieron.

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Synonyms: Asplenium kassneri Hieron.
Asplenium nigrocoloratum Bonap.
Common names:
Frequency: Rare
Status: Native
Rhizome creeping, 2-3 mm thick; scales up to 3 mm long, shiny brown, ovate. Fronds clearly spaced apart, not proliferous. Stipe up to 11 cm long, slender, stipe and rhachis glabrous or with few scales similar to rhizome. Lamina 5-11 cm × 2-3.5 cm, 2-pinnate to 3-pinnatifid, ovate-lanceolate in outline. Pinnae glabrous above, subglabrous below with pale brown scales along costule and veins, venation flabellate, ultimate segments narrowly obcuneate and with finaly toothed distal margins, apical segment of each pinna usually drawn out to a point. Sori oval, elongate, more than one per lobe, set along the veins, c.2mm long; indusium present.
Notes: Only found on Mount Inyangani.
Confused with A. aethiopicum group; A. uhligii has a thin, creeping rhizome, a very thin stipe, shiny brown ovate rhizome scales, ovate scales on the lower pinnule surface.
Derivation of specific name: uhligii: after after Viktor Karl Uhlig (1857-1911), a German geologist at the University of Vienna who collected in Tanzania.
Habitat: Deeply shaded recesses among dolerite boulders. Epiphyte or lithophyte
Altitude range: (metres) 2560 m (approx)
Worldwide distribution: Bioko, Cameroon, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Epiphyte, lithophyte.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Burrows, J.E. (1990). Southern African Ferns and Fern Allies. Frandsen, Sandton. Page 254. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (1993). An annotated check-list of the pteridophytes of Malawi Kirkia 14(1) Page 93.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 179.

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.

Roux, J.P. (2001). Conspectus of Southern African Pteridophyta. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report 13 Page 172.

Roux, J.P. (2009). Synopsis of the Lycopodiophyta and Pteridophyta of Africa, Madagascar and neighbouring islands Page 99.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Asplenium uhligii., retrieved 5 October 2023

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