1. Family: Aspleniaceae Newman
    1. Genus: Asplenium L.
      1. Asplenium rukaraense Hieron.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Rwanda to Burundi.

    [FTEA]

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

    Type
    Type: Rwanda, Rugege forest, source of Rukarara, Mildbraed 922 (B!, holo.)
    Rhizomes
    Rhizome scales ending in hair-tip, to 8 × 2.5 mm, glabrescent. Rhizome erect (type) or shortly creeping, to 3 mm diameter, with mid-brown membranous elongate-deltoid acute
    Leaves
    Leaves to 40 cm long, proliferous just below apex, the basal few pinnae slightly reduced, apex decrescent.
    Stipes
    Stipe grey, 10–20 cm long, sparsely scaly, the scales linear, to 3 × 0.5 mm.
    Leaf lamina
    Lamina lanceolate in outline, 25–35 × 8–17 cm, 2-pinnatifid.
    Pinnae
    Pinna in 15–20 pairs, to 9 × 2.4 cm, deeply pinnatifid, the base almost pinnate, linear-lanceolate, base subtruncate, the ultimate segments in 11–13 pairs, the basal ones bifurcate or trifid, the others emarginate, the lobes ovate with crenate-serrate apex, decurrent at base.
    Sori
    Sori at the base of ultimate segments on the acroscopic side of the vein, 1.5–3 mm long.
    Indusium
    Indusium membranous, entire, to 0.4 mm wide.
    Note
    Two Ugandan specimens formerly identified as this have been named by me as the closely related A. preussii, which has an erect rhizome.
    Distribution
    Range: Rwanda, Burundi

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Rwanda

    Asplenium rukaraense Hieron. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in 2. 12 t. 2 f. D. E. 1910 (1910)

    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).
    • B.J.B.B. 55: 150 (1985)
    • Z.A.E. 2: 12, t. 2/d–e (1910)

    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