1. Family: Aspleniaceae Newman
    1. Genus: Asplenium L.
      1. Asplenium udzungwense Beentje

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Type
    Typus: Tanzania, Iringa District: Udzungwa Mts, above Sanje waterfalls, Nov. 1995, de Boer, Bosch, Johns & Schippers 754 (K!, holo.)
    Rhizomes
    Rhizome erect, short and thin, the scales pale brown, ovate, to 3.5 × 1.5 mm, entire, attenuate, clathrate.
    Leaves
    Leaves tufted.
    Stipes
    Stipe 5–18 cm long, with few to many scales similar to those of rhizome but decreasing in size.
    Leaf lamina
    Lamina herbaceous, narrowly elliptic in outline, 12–29 × 3–10 cm, 2-pinnatifid or 3-pinnatifid, proliferous just below terminal pinna; basal pinnae slightly or not reduced, terminal pinna gradually decrescent; glabrous or with few minute scales on lower surface.
    Pinnae
    Pinnae in 13–21 pairs, ovate, to 5 × 1.2 cm, obtuse, with a singe large acroscopic lobe to 12 × 7 mm and slightly 2–3-lobed at apex, main pinna crenate to almost lobed with teeth to 2 mm (lobed to about halfway in Luke 8063).
    Rachis
    Rachis green, narrowly winged, with very few dark brown clathrate lobed scales to 0.7 mm.
    Sori
    Sori 8–20 per pinna, linear, along the veins, 1–5 mm long.
    Indusium
    Indusium membranous, entire, 0.3 mm wide. Fig. 7: 3–4, p. 42.
    Ecology
    Montane forest; 1000–1550 m
    Conservation
    Though the habitat is threatened in the Uluguru Mts, it is probably safe in the Udzungwa Mts; Vulnerable (VU-D2) due to the Uluguru threat coupled to the few locations.
    Note
    This slightly resembles A. bugoiense, differing in the less-dissected lamina, though with a well-developed acroscopic lobe that is almost free; or a proliferous A. auritum, and again the well-developed acroscopic pinna lobe is characteristic.
    Distribution
    Range: Not known elsewhere Flora districts: T6 T7

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Asplenium udzungwense Beentje appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2008 Luke, W.R.Q. [10503], Tanzania K000438365

    First published in 41 (fig. 7) (2008)

    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.

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East 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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0