1. Family: Aspleniaceae Newman
    1. Genus: Asplenium L.
      1. Asplenium ruwenzoriense Baker

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Type
    Type: Uganda, Ruwenzori, Huata, Scott-Elliot 7706 (K!, holo.)
    Rhizomes
    Basal parts not preserved.
    Leaf lamina
    Lamina oblong-lanceolate, 60–90 cm long, 1-pinnate with at least 25 pairs of pinnae, the lower alternate, the upper opposite, the terminal ones gradually decrescent, green, glabrous.
    Pinnae
    Pinnae linear, 10–13 × 1.2–1.4 cm, sessile or very shortly petiolate, base unequally cuneate and some with slight lobe on the acroscopic side, margin crenate, apex acuminate.
    Leaf veins
    Veins ascending, forked.
    Rachis
    Rachis dark green, glabrous but for the occasional capillary scale.
    Sori
    Sori linear-oblong, 4–5 mm long, not reaching the margin, restricted to lower part of vein.
    Indusium
    Indusium to 1 mm wide, firm, entire, persistent.
    Ecology
    ‘common in forests, 6000–8000 feet’
    Note
    As the type specimen lacks a rhizome, the stipe and the lower pinnae, there is not much to go on! It does not seem to be proliferous (though part of the apex is carefully glued behind a middle pinna) but if it was it might be A. elliottii; otherwise it keys out to A. smedsii, but the margin is not really incise enough for that species. Until more material is collected this will have to remain a mystery.
    Distribution
    Flora districts: U2 Range: Only known from the type

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    Distribution

    Asplenium ruwenzoriense Baker appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Scott Elliot, G.F. [7706], Uganda K000423901 Unknown type material

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1901: 137 (1901)

    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 Tropical East Africa
    • Johns, Pterid. trop. East Africa checklist: 67 (1991).
    • K.B. 1901: 137 (1901)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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