1. Family: Aspleniaceae Newman
    1. Asplenium L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Europe, Asia-Tropical, Africa, Antarctic, Pacific, Southern America, Northern America, Australasia and Asia-Temperate..

    [FTEA]

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

    Rhizomes
    Rhizome erect or creeping, with clathrate scales, vascular cylinders with large overlapping leaf gaps (dictyostelic).
    Stipes
    Stipe matt or glossy, black, chestnut brown or greyish-green, glabrous or with hairs, or with clathrate scales.
    Leaves
    Frond simple to 4pinnatifid, glabrous, pubescent or with scattered scales, veins pinnate or flabellate, free.
    Sori
    Sori usually elongate, but about as long as broad in some species, borne on the costal side of a vein.
    Indusium
    Indusium narrow.
    Note
    Over 600 species, cosmopolitan. Both Christensen in Pteridophyta of Madagascar pp. 85–86 and Ballard in the protologue of A. paucijugum point out the astonishing degree of variation occurring in many of the species of Asplenium.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Afghanistan, Alabama, Alaska, Albania, Alberta, Algeria, Altay, Amur, Andaman Is., Angola, Antipodean Is., Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arizona, Arkansas, Ascension, Assam, Austria, Azores, Bahamas, Baleares, Baltic States, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bismarck Archipelago, Bolivia, Borneo, Botswana, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, British Columbia, Bulgaria, Burundi, Buryatiya, California, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Caroline Is., Central African Repu, Central American Pac, Central European Rus, Chad, Chagos Archipelago, Chatham Is., Chile Central, Chile North, Chile South, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Chita, Christmas I., Colombia, Colorado, Comoros, Congo, Connecticut, Cook Is., Corse, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Delaware, Denmark, District of Columbia, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Falkland Is., Fiji, Finland, Florida, France, Free State, French Guiana, Føroyar, Gabon, Galápagos, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gilbert Is., Great Britain, Greece, Greenland, Guatemala, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Guyana, Hainan, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Idaho, Illinois, India, Indiana, Inner Mongolia, Iowa, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jawa, Juan Fernández Is., Kamchatka, Kansas, Kazakhstan, Kazan-retto, Kentucky, Kenya, Kermadec Is., Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, Kuril Is., KwaZulu-Natal, Labrador, Laos, Lebanon-Syria, Leeward Is., Lesotho, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Libya, Line Is., Louisiana, Madagascar, Madeira, Maine, Malawi, Malaya, Maluku, Manchuria, Marianas, Marquesas, Marshall Is., Maryland, Masachusettes, Mauritius, Mexican Pacific Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Mongolia, Montana, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nansei-shoto, Nebraska, Nepal, Netherlands, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New South Wales, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Newfoundland, Nicaragua, Nicobar Is., Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Is., North Carolina, North Caucasus, North European Russi, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Northwest European R, Northwest Territorie, Norway, Nova Scotia, Ogasawara-shoto, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pakistan, Palestine, Panamá, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn Is., Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Puerto Rico, Qinghai, Queensland, Québec, Rhode I., Rodrigues, Romania, Rwanda, Réunion, Sakhalin, Samoa, Santa Cruz Is., Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Selvagens, Seychelles, Sicilia, Sierra Leone, Sinai, Society Is., Socotra, Solomon Is., Somalia, South Australia, South Carolina, South Dakota, Spain, Sri Lanka, St.Helena, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tasmania, Tennessee, Texas, Thailand, Tibet, Togo, Tokelau-Manihiki, Tonga, Transcaucasus, Trinidad-Tobago, Tristan da Cunha, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is., Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Tuva, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Utah, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Vermont, Victoria, Vietnam, Virginia, Washington, West Himalaya, West Siberia, West Virginia, Western Australia, Windward Is., Wisconsin, Wyoming, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Yukon, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Asplenium L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Aug 1, 2001 Cable, S. [3766], Cameroon K000108936
    Aug 1, 2001 Cable, S. [2491], Cameroon K000108937
    Aug 1, 1999 Johns, R.J. [9856], New Guinea 64274.000
    Aug 1, 1999 Johns, R.J. [9771], New Guinea 64276.000
    Aug 1, 1999 Johns, R.J. [9770], New Guinea 71218.000
    Aug 1, 1999 Johns, R.J. [9786], New Guinea 71226.000
    Coode, M. [6237], Indonesia K000754922
    Coode, M. [6024], Indonesia K000754924
    Jermy, A.C. [8285B], Papua New Guinea K000492186
    Wood, J.J. [929], Indonesia K000754402
    Johns, R.J. [10463], New Guinea 62499.000
    Johns, R.J. [10444], Indonesia 72611.000
    Johns, R.J. [10443], Indonesia 64542.000
    Johns, R.J. [10442], Indonesia 64557.000
    Johns, R.J. [10778], Indonesia 64576.000
    Johns, R.J. [10779], Indonesia 72663.000
    Johns, R.J. [10768], Indonesia 70000.110
    Johns, R.J. [10780], Indonesia 70000.144
    Johns, R.J. [10780], Indonesia 70000.140
    Johns, R.J. [10780], Indonesia 70000.139
    Johns, R.J. [10778], Indonesia 70000.156
    Johns, R.J. [10778], Indonesia 70000.182
    Johns, R.J. [8246], Indonesia K000490048
    Johns, R.J. [8246], Indonesia K000490047
    Johns, R.J. [6932] K000722078
    Cruttwell, N.E.G. [684], Papua New Guinea K000472165
    Cruttwell, N.E.G. [684], Papua New Guinea K000472166
    Cruttwell, N.E.G. [684], Papua New Guinea K000472167
    Parris, B.S. [8036], Papua New Guinea K000472282
    Parris, B.S. [9494], Papua New Guinea K000472286
    Parris, B.S. [8036], Papua New Guinea K000472283
    Parris, B.S. [8310], Papua New Guinea K000474489
    Parris, B.S. [9494], Papua New Guinea K000472287
    Parris, B.S. [8310], Papua New Guinea K000474488
    Simpson, D.A. [2421] K000722033
    Simpson, D.A. [2331] K000722034
    Simpson, D.A. [2588] K000722038
    Simpson, D.A. [2588] K000722039
    Wong, K.M. [666] K000604383
    Laman, T.G. [312], Indonesia K000429252
    Laman, T.G. [312], Indonesia K000446591
    Laman, T.G. [312], Indonesia K000446592
    Spruce, R. [4688], Peru K000200066
    Utteridge, T.M.A. [174], Indonesia 62418.000
    Croft, J.R. [724], Papua New Guinea K000492184
    Takeuchi, W. [5013], Papua New Guinea K000361046
    Takeuchi, W. [5013], Papua New Guinea K000361047
    Takeuchi, W. [6743], Papua New Guinea K000472273
    Takeuchi, W. [6743], Papua New Guinea K000472277
    Gay, H.J. [980], Papua New Guinea K000472278
    Gay, H.J. [938], Papua New Guinea K000472169
    Gay, H.J. [980], Papua New Guinea K000472279
    Gay, H.J. [980], Papua New Guinea K000472280
    Gay, H.J. [980], Papua New Guinea K000472281
    Gay, H.J. [654], Papua New Guinea K000472103
    Church, A.C. [439], Indonesia K000754386
    Joanes, U. [146948], Malaysia K000699937
    Yii, P.C. [66018], Malaysia K000604489
    Yii, P.C. [66018], Malaysia K000604490
    Fay Louis [4817], Cameroon K000338372
    Kamau [604], Kenya K000696568
    Johns, R.J. [8175], Indonesia Diplora K000604902

    First published in Sp. Pl. 2: 1078 (1753)

    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
    • Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 485 (1754)
    • Sp. Pl. 2: 1078 (1753)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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