1. Family: Aspleniaceae Newman
    1. Genus: Asplenium L.
      1. Asplenium pumilum Sw.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical America.

    [FTEA]

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

    Type
    Type: Jamaica, without data, Swartz s.n. (S, holo.; UPS, iso.)
    Habit
    Terrestrial (in our area).
    Rhizomes
    Rhizome short, erect, 3–5 mm diameter, with subulate clathrate lacerate-serrate scales 3–4.5 mm long, with a long hair-tip, usually with a black central stripe and margin of pale or translucent cells.
    Leaves
    Fronds tufted, erect, softly herbaceous, not proliferous.
    Stipes
    Stipe greenish above becoming dark brown below, 2–10 cm long, with scattered pale multicellular hairs.
    Leaf lamina
    Lamina ovate to triangular in outline, 3–11 × 2–12 cm, 2–pinnatisect to 3-pinnatifid, the basal pinnae the largest, the apical pinna similar to the other ones.
    Pinnae
    Pinnae membranous, rhombic to narrowly triangular, up to 6 × 3 cm, deeply pinnatifid into ovate to obcuneate, deeply or shallowly crenate obtuse lobes; with sparse transparent or whitish hair-like scales along the veins of both surfaces.
    Rachis
    Rachis greyish-green with prominent pale green wings and with sparse pale multicellular hairs.
    Sori
    Sori 2–10 per lobe, set at a slight angle to the costa, linear, 2–5 mm long, straight or slightly curved.
    Indusium
    Indusium translucent, 0.3–0.6 mm wide, slightly erose.
    Figures
    Fig. 10: 7, p. 62.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Argentina Northwest, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil Northeast, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Florida, Galápagos, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Peru, Puerto Rico, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Windward Is.

    Asplenium pumilum Sw. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Prodr. Veg. Ind. Occ.: 129 (1788)

    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
    • Nov. Gen. & Sp. Pl.: 129 (1788).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    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