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This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya to S. Africa, N. Yemen, Indian Subcontinent to Japan and Indo-China.

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: Nepal, on rocks, local name ‘Dawecow’, 1818, Wallich s.n. (K!, holo.)
Habit
Lithophyte or low epiphyte.
Rhizomes
Rhizome erect, 2–9 mm diameter, with dark brown clathrate-lanceolate attenuate subentire rhizome scales up to 3 mm long.
Leaves
Fronds tufted, erect or arching, not proliferous, herbaceous.
Stipes
Stipe greyish-green when dried, becoming dark brown at the base, 1–13 cm long, with scattered subulate dark brown weakly pseudoserrate scales up to 2 mm long.
Leaf lamina
Lamina narrowly elliptic in outline, 5–23 × 1.5–5 cm, 2-pinnatifid to 2-pinnatisect, basal 2–3 pairs slightly reduced.
Pinnae
Pinna up to 10 pairs, to 3 × 1.3 cm, pinnules and pinnule lobes obovate or spatulate, the basal acroscopic lobe usually free, up to 6 mm long, sharply dentate to shallowly incised on the outer margin, glabrous above, subglabrous beneath.
Rachis
Rachis greyishgreen when dried with narrow wings, glabrous.
Sori
Sori 2–5 per lobe, linear to oval, 2–4 mm.
Indusium
Indusium linear, almost transparent, erose, 0.3–0.5 mm wide.
Figures
Fig. 10: 1–2, p. 62.

Native to:

Assam, Cape Provinces, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Free State, India, Inner Mongolia, Japan, Kenya, Korea, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Manchuria, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Northern Provinces, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Uganda, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Yemen, Zimbabwe

Asplenium laciniatum D.Don appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Namba, T. [s.n.], Taiwan K000812088
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 234], Nepal Asplenium depauperatum K001109598
s.coll. [Cat. no. 2207] Asplenium parvulum K001115413
Jan 1, 1972 Wallich [s.n.], Nepal Asplenium varians K000512907 Unknown type material
Gueinzius [s.n.], South Africa Asplenium varians K000423960
Rawson, R.W. [s.n.], South Africa Asplenium varians K000423961
Rawson, R.W. [s.n.], South Africa Asplenium varians K000423962

First published in Prodr. Fl. Nepal.: 8 (1825)

Accepted by

  • Fraser-Jenkins, C.R. & Kandel, D.R. (2019). Ferns and Fern-Allies of Nepal 2: 1-446. Government of Nepal, Ministry of Forests and Environment, Department of Plant Resources.
  • Fraser-Jenkins, C.R. & al. (2017). An Annotated Checklist of Indian Pteridophytes 1: 1-562. Dehra Dun : BSMPS.

Not 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. [Cited as Asplenium varians.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Retief, E. & Meyer, N.L. (2017). Plants of the Free State inventory and identification guide Strelitzia 38: 1-1236. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Roux, J.P. (2016). The Lycopods and Ferns of Drakensberg and Lesotho: 1-384. Briza academic books, Pretoria, South Africa.

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