1. Family: Aspleniaceae Newman
    1. Genus: Asplenium L.
      1. Asplenium barteri Hook.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Type
    Type: Nigeria, Aboh, Barter 1454 (K!, holo., B!, iso.)
    Habit
    Epiphyte.
    Rhizomes
    Rhizome erect, short, with dark brown narrowly triangular acuminate scales to 4 mm, with pale brown margin with few hair-like lobes.
    Leaves
    Fronds tufted, proliferous.
    Stipes
    Stipe greyish, 10–30 cm long, with few subulate attenuate scales to 3 mm.
    Leaf lamina
    Lamina ovate-lanceolate, 14–30 × 4–6 cm, 1-pinnate, basal pinnae not or only slightly reduced, apical pinnae decrescent to a linear lobed terminal pinna, at its base often proliferous.
    Pinnae
    Pinnae in 13–18 pairs, opposite or alternate, close, subcoriaceous, ovate or elliptic, 2–4 × 0.5–1.2 cm, sessile, base unequal, the acroscopic base parallel to the rachis and often slightly auriculate, the basiscopic base obliquely cuneate, margin slightly crenate-dentate, apex short-acuminate.
    Leaf veins
    Veins simple (or the basal one forked).
    Rachis
    Rachis scaly.
    Sori
    Sori in 6–7 pairs on each side of the costa, at angle of 45°, 2–4 mm long.
    Indusium
    Indusium linear, membranous, entire, 0.4–0.5 mm wide.
    Figures
    Fig. 3: 6–7, p. 19.
    Ecology
    Low epiphyte on tree trunks; moist forest, close to river; 1200–1350 m
    Conservation
    Widespread; least concern (LC)
    Note
    Three specimens from Kenya K 7, Taita Hills: Mbololo, collected on the NMK Taita Hills Expedition (nrs. 778A!, 782! and 1126!) key out here but differ in being terrestrial or lithophytic. Rhizome scales in these three specimens are almost absent but the remnants look quite similar. As the distribution area is remote, they are mentioned here tentatively. A Holtz specimen, Bukoba District: Minziro Forest Reserve, July 1906, Holtz 1708! looks quite like A. barteri but has a rather short stipe (7 cm long), and sori to 6 mm long; there are very few rhizome scales; it is somewhat intermediate between barteri and macrophlebium.
    Distribution
    Range: From Guinea to Congo-Kinshasa Flora districts: U2 K 7 (see Note) T 1 (see Note)
    [FWTA]

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

    Ecology
    On trees and wet rocks on lower hills.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

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

    Asplenium barteri Hook. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Dec 1, 2013 Cheek, M. [13042], Cameroon K000745981
    Aug 1, 2001 Cable, S. [3885], Cameroon K000109017
    Aug 1, 2001 Cable, S. [3659], Cameroon K000108914
    Aug 1, 2001 Kenfack, D. [315], Cameroon K000109014
    Aug 1, 2001 Zapfack, L. [658], Cameroon K000109015
    Aug 1, 2001 Zapfack, L. [949], Cameroon K000109016
    Jan 1, 2001 Groves, M. [173], Cameroon K000109013
    Jan 1, 1996 Thomas, D.W. [9764], Cameroon K000381456
    Jan 1, 1996 Wheatley, J.I. [723], Cameroon K000381465
    Jan 1, 1996 Cable, S. [201], Cameroon K000381455
    Jan 1, 1996 Watts, J. [973], Cameroon K000381445
    Jan 1, 1996 Watts, J. [474], Cameroon K000381454
    Jan 1, 1996 Watts, J. [130], Cameroon K000381457
    Jan 4, 1933 Mair [92], Sierra Leone K000423936 Unknown type material
    La Croix, I.F. [5033], Congo K000501432
    Barter, C. [1454], Nigeria K001208114 holotype

    First published in (1861)

    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: 180, t. 34, fig. 2 (1953).
    • Sec.Cent. 2 : t. 75 (1861)
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Johns, Pterid. trop. East Africa checklist: 62 (1991).
    • Tardieu, Fl. Cameroun Pterid.: 192 (1964)
    • Alston, Ferns W.T.A.: 56 (1959)
    • Tardieu, Mém. I.F.A.N. 28: 180, t. 34/2 (1953)
    • Sec. Cent. Ferns 2: t. 75 (1861)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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