Asplenium aethiopicum (Burm. f.) Bech.
subsp. aethiopicum

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Synonyms: Asplenium falsum Retz.
Asplenium furcatum Thunb.
Asplenium praemorsum sensu Sim
Asplenium praemorsum Sw. var. angustitripinnatum Bonap.
Asplenium vinsoii Cordem.
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Status: Native
General description see A. aethiopicum . For subsp. aethiopicum fronds up to 60 cm long, 2-pinnate to 3-pinnatifid, pinnae trullate with usually more than 3 free pinnules, subcoriaveous; mean spore size 38-44µm
Derivation of specific name: aethiopicum: Africa south of Libya and Egypt
Habitat: Moist or seasonally moist forest, forest remnants and rocky outcrops. Terrestrial, epiphytic or lithophytic.
Altitude range: (metres) 50 - 1800 m
Worldwide distribution: Bioko, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic DRC, Ethiopia, Gabon, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tomé, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Eswatini, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 25. as Asplenium aethiopicum

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 7. As Asplenium aethiopicum

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).

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.

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 161.

Roux, J.P. (2009). Synopsis of the Lycopodiophyta and Pteridophyta of Africa, Madagascar and neighbouring islands Pages 76 - 77.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Asplenium aethiopicum subsp. aethiopicum., retrieved 14 April 2024

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