1. Family: Aspleniaceae Newman
    1. Genus: Asplenium L.
      1. Asplenium theciferum (Kunth) Mett.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Mexico (Veracruz, Oaxaca, Chiapas) to Tropical America.

    [FTEA]

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

    Type
    Type: Venezuela, ‘in temperatis Provinciae’, Humbold & Bonpland s.n. (P, holo.)
    Habit
    Epiphyte, rarely lithophyte.
    Rhizomes
    Rhizome erect, 5–12 mm diameter, with dark brown lanceolate attenuate rhizome scales 3–7 mm long, with a paler margin with hair-like lobes.
    Leaves
    Fronds tufted, somewhat fleshy, erect to arching, to 35 cm long, not proliferous.
    Stipes
    Stipe greyish-green when dry, 3–18 cm long, very narrowly winged, with occasional brown lanceolate acuminate scales 1–2.5 mm long.
    Leaf lamina
    Lamina dull green, generally oblong-elliptic to lanceolate, 9–26 × 2.5–7 cm, 2-pinnate to 3-pinnatisect, with basal pinnae hardly reduced.
    Pinnae
    Pinnae 10–17 pairs, alternate, angled upwards, green, oblong to narrowly oblong-obtuse in outline, up to 4 × 1.7 cm, deeply pinnatifid with obliquely linear or spatulate lobes, the basal acroscopic lobe usually 2-fid, glabrous or with sparse scales like those on the stipe, to 1.5 mm long.
    Rachis
    Rachis grey-green when dried, narrowly winged, with occasional dark brown lanceolate scales to 3 mm.
    Sori
    Sori solitary at or just below the apex of the lobe, set off-centre, oblong to broadly oblong, up to 2 mm long and wide, usually subtended on one side by a large or small triangular area of the lamina.
    Indusium
    Indusium oblong to broadly oblong, membranous, entire, to 1 mm wide.
    Figures
    Fig. 9: 3–4, p. 54.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Bolivia, Brazil Southeast, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Peru, Venezuela

    Asplenium theciferum (Kunth) Mett. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Kamau [591], Kenya K000696569

    First published in Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 5, 2: 227 (1864)

    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.
    • Retief, E. & Meyer, N.L. (2017). Plants of the Free State inventory and identification guide Strelitzia 38: 1-1236. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Ann. Sci. Nat., Sér. 5, 2: 227 (1864).

    Sources

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