1. Family: Aspleniaceae Newman
    1. Genus: Asplenium L.
      1. Asplenium emarginatum Pal.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa.

    [FTEA]

    Aspleniaceae, Henk Beentje. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2008

    Type
    Type: [L’isle du Prince], Palisot de Beauvois s.n. (P, holo., not found)
    Habit
    Terrestrial.
    Rhizomes
    Rhizome erect or short-creeping, to 10 mm diameter, with persistent ovate long-acuminate subentire clathrate scales to 7 mm long.
    Leaves
    Fronds tufted or sometimes shortly spaced, 35–90 cm long, proliferous at almost every pinna apex, the terminal lobe similar to the laterals but usually larger.
    Stipes
    Stipe pale brown, 10–50 cm long, sulcate, with subulate or capillary scales to 6 mm long.
    Leaf lamina
    Lamina erect, (narrowly) ovate in outline, 1-pinnate, proliferous at pinnae apices.
    Pinnae
    Pinnae in 1–5 pairs, ovate, 6–23 × 2.4–5.5 cm, sessile or very shortly petiolate, base unequally cuneate, margin crenate, apex emarginate with an abrupt and cuneate sinus, glabrous on both surfaces.
    Leaf veins
    Veins forked.
    Rachis
    Rachis similar to stipe.
    Sori
    Sori many and usually closely parallel on the ascending veins, almost reaching the costa but ending quite a way from the margin, brown and oblong, to 2.5 cm long.
    Indusium
    Indusium whitish, membranous, entire, linear, persistent.
    Figures
    Fig. 2: 3–5, p. 14.
    Ecology
    Moist forest, usually in deep shade; less often in semi-deciduous forest; sometimes locally common but more often rare; 40–1200(–1550) m
    Conservation
    Widespread; least concern (LC) though nowhere common
    Note
    Reichstein et al. 2939 from Kenya K 7: Teita District: Mbololo Hill, Nov. 1969, is similar but has attenuate apices to the pinnae; as most pinnae are proliferous, I assume this is (or is near) A. emarginatum. Two specimens from T 3: Lushoto District: Baga Forest Reserve, May 1987, Kisena 633! & 634! are similar in all respects – apart from not having any gemmae.
    Distribution
    Range: West Africa from Guinea to Sudan, and south to Angola Flora districts: U2 U4 K7 T3 T6 T7 T8
    [FWTA]

    Aspleniaceae, A. H. G. Alston. Flora of West Tropical Africa. Ferns and Fern-Allies Supplement. 1959

    Ecology
    Terrestrial or on stumps in forests; up to 4, 500 ft. alt.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zaïre

    Asplenium emarginatum Pal. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jul 1, 2005 Fay Louis [4810], Cameroon K000338299

    First published in 2. 6 t. 61 1807. HB. 200. Chr (1807)

    Accepted by

    • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). World Ferns: Checklist of Ferns and Lycophytes of the World Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Tard. in Mém. I.F.A.N. 28: 177, t, 32, fig. 5, 6 (1953).
    • Syn. Fil. 200 (1867)
    • Hook. Sec. Cent. t. 80 (1861)
    • Fl. Oware 2 : 6, t. 61 (1808)
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Johns, Pterid. trop. East Africa checklist: 63 (1991).
    • Alston, Ferns W.T.A.: 56 (1959)
    • Fl. Oware 2: 6, t. 61 (1807)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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