Asplenium aethiopicum (Burm. f.) Bech.
subsp. dodecaploideum A.F. Braithw.

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Synonyms: Asplenium aethiopicum (Burm.f.) Bech. subsp. braithwaitii Ormonde
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Status: Native
General description see A. aethiopicum . For subsp. dodecaploidum fronds up to 25 cm long, 2-pinnate to 2-pinnatifid, pinnae broadly trullate with 1 or 2 free pinnules, fleshy; mean spore size 46-49 ┬Ám
Derivation of specific name: dodecaploideum: chromosome number dodecaploid (x12)
Habitat: Boulders and rock crevices in seasonally moist montanious regions, exposed or partially shaded, terrestrial.
Altitude range: (metres) 1300 - 2000 m
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Lesotho, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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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).

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 Page 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. dodecaploideum., retrieved 24 May 2024

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