Asplenium holstii Hieron.

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Asplenium holstii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ridge above Cavalo, Sanjunjira, Mt. Gorongosa.

Asplenium holstii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ridge above Cavalo, Sanjunjira, Mt. Gorongosa.

Asplenium holstii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

Asplenium holstii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

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Synonyms: Asplenium africanum Desv. var. holstii (Hieron.) Tardieu
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Status: Native
Description:
Rhizome erect, up to 60 mm thick; scales up to 10 mm long, brown, ovate, sparsely fringed. Fronds tufted, erect. Stipe up to 90 mm long, glabrous with age. Lamina simple, up to 1 m long and 7 cm wide, elliptic to lanceolate-linear in outline, margins entire, apex attenuate, hairless. Sori linear, up to c. 3 cm long, set at 45 degrees to the midrib, indusium entire.
Notes: Simple fronds
Derivation of specific name: holstii: named after C.H.E.W. Holst, German horticulturist.
Habitat: Deeply shaded areas near streams in evergreen riverine forest. Epiphyte or lithophyte.
Altitude range: 400 - 1000 m
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe
Mozambique distribution: Z,MS
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Content last updated: Saturday 25 August 2012
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. (1990). Southern African Ferns and Fern Allies. Frandsen, Sandton. Page 214. (Includes a picture).

Jacobsen, W.B.G. (1983). The Ferns and Fern Allies of Southern Africa. Butterworths, Durban and Pretoria. Pages 331 - 332.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 5.

Roux, J.P. (2001). Conspectus of Southern African Pteridophyta. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report 13 Page 166.

Roux, J.P. (2009). Synopsis of the Lycopodiophyta and Pteridophyta of Africa, Madagascar and neighbouring islands Page 87.

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1970). Pteridophyta FZ Page 170. (Includes a picture).

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings, Stefaan Dondeyne and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P., Dondeyne, S. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Asplenium holstii.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=102530, retrieved 2 September 2014

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