1. Family: Aspleniaceae Newman
    1. Genus: Asplenium L.
      1. Asplenium laurentii Bomm.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Nigeria to Uganda.

    [FTEA]

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

    Type
    Type: Congo-Kinshasa, lower Congo R., Vungu, Laurent s.n. (G? BR?)
    Habit
    Epiphyte.
    Rhizomes
    Rhizome scales 8–13 mm long. Rhizome erect, ± 5 mm diameter, with dark brown subulate entire
    Leaves
    Fronds tufted, not proliferous.
    Stipes
    Stipe blackish grey, 7–20 cm long, with sparse subulate dark brown scales.
    Leaf lamina
    Lamina lanceolate, 17–30 × 5–9 cm, 1-pinnate.
    Pinnae
    Pinnae in 5–11 pairs, (sub)opposite, fan-shaped, 3–4 × 4–6 cm, margin entire, apical margin irregularly serrate, petiolate, basal pinnae not reduced, terminal pinna similar to others.
    Leaf veins
    Veins flabellate; surfaces with thread-like slightly lobed black scales.
    Sori
    Sori many, along the veins, linear, 18–30 mm long, opening in both directions, not reaching the margin.
    Indusium
    Indusium membranous, entire, ± 0.3 mm wide.
    Figures
    Fig. 5: 9–11, p. 30.
    Ecology
    Moist forest; no altitude given
    Conservation
    Widespread; least concern (LC)
    Distribution
    Range: Gabon, Congo-Kinshasa Flora districts: U2

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Nigeria, Uganda, Zaïre

    Asplenium laurentii Bomm. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Herb. Boissier 4. 663. 1896. Chr. 199. NPfl. (1896)

    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: 174, t. 33, fig. 6 (1953)
    • Engl. Pflanzenw. Afr. 2 : 29, fig. 25 (1908)
    • De Wild. Miss. Laurent. 2 : t. 4 (1905).
    • in Bull. Herb. Boiss. 4 : 663 (1896)
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Johns, Pterid. trop. East Africa checklist: 65 (1991).
    • Tardieu, Fl. Cameroun Pterid.: 185, t. 26/6–7 (1964)
    • Alston, Ferns W.T.A.: 57 (1959)
    • Mém. I.F.A.N. 28: 174 (1953)
    • Bull. Herb. Boiss. 4: 663 (1896)

    Sources

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

    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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0