1. Family: Aspleniaceae Newman
    1. Genus: Asplenium L.
      1. Asplenium adamsii Alston

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Cameroon, Kenya to Tanzania.

    [FWTA]

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

    Ecology
    On rocks; 8, 500 to 9, 000 ft. alt.
    [FTEA]

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

    Type
    Type: Cameroon, Mt Cameroon, Adams 1278 (BM!, holo.)
    Habit
    Terrestrial or lithophyte.
    Rhizomes
    Rhizome shortly creeping (as in the type!) or erect, ± 5 mm diameter, with dense shiny clathrate black scales 2–2.5 × 0.8 mm long, margin paler, apex ending in a hair.
    Leaves
    Fronds tufted, oblong-elliptic, 20–36 cm long, sometimes proliferous.
    Stipes
    Stipe green to blackish, 6–14 cm long, with some scales similar to those of rhizome and a few capitate glands.
    Leaf lamina
    Lamina oblong in outline, 10–22 × 2.5–6 cm, 1-pinnate, basal pinnae hardly reduced, apex gradually decrescent.
    Pinnae
    Pinna in 9–19 pairs, sub-coriaceous, to 4 × 1.3 cm, base unequally cuneate-attenuate, the acroscopic margin parallel with the rachis, the basiscopic margin slightly dimidiate and then cuneate, sometimes slightly 3-lobed, upper margin double serrate, apex obtuse to attenuate.
    Rachis
    Rachis with scattered scales similar to those of rhizome, and with narrow hairs/scales, some of which are small stalked glands.
    Sori
    Sori 6–17 per pinna, at slight angle to costa, linear, 2.5–6 mm long.
    Indusium
    Indusium membranous, entire, to 0.7 mm wide.
    Figures
    Fig. 3: 2–3, p. 19.
    Ecology
    Rocky places near waterfall in moorland and upper heath zone, crevices in lava wall; 2400–3400 m
    Conservation
    Due to wide distribution and habitat type, presumed Least Concern (LC)
    Distribution
    Flora districts: K3 K4 T2 Range: Cameroon

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cameroon, Kenya, Tanzania

    Asplenium adamsii Alston appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Nov 1, 1993 Faden, R.B. [155], Kenya K000334187
    Polhill [12026], Kenya K000334188

    First published in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 30: 7 (1956)

    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
    • in Bol. Soc. Brot. sér. 2A, 30 : 7 (1956).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • U.K.W.F. ed. 2: 28 (1994).
    • Johns, Pterid. trop. East Africa checklist: 61 (1991)
    • Tardieu, Fl. Cameroun Pterid.: 210, t. 25/3–5 (1964)
    • Ferns W.T.A.: 59 (1959)
    • Bol. Soc. Brot. 30: 7 (1956)

    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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    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/
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