Asplenium stuhlmannii Hieron.

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Asplenium stuhlmannii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northwestern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

Asplenium stuhlmannii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northwestern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

Asplenium stuhlmannii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northwestern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

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Synonyms: Asplenium ramlowii Hieron.
Asplenium stuhlmannii Hieron var. laciniata Hieron
Asplenium subhemitomum Brause
Common names:
Status: Native
Rhizome shortly creeping, up to 5 mm diameter; scales up to 8 mm long, shiny pale brown, lanceolate, entire, hair-pointed. Fronds not proliferous, tufted, erect to arching. Stipe up to 14 cm, dark brown, subglabrous when mature. Lamina 6-38 cm × 1.6-8.5 cm, pinnate to deeply 2-pinnatifid, narrowly oblanceolate in outline.  Pinnae glabrous, leathery, ovate, venation flabellate, incised more than 1/2 way to the costa into obtuse toothed lobes with the basal acroscopic lobe prominent and almost free. Sori linear closely packed, typically covering the whole undersurface of the pinnae upon dehiscence, indusium erose.
Notes: Differs from similar species by thicker texture, narrower lamina and shortly ovate deeply incised pinnae.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Full sun or light shade in rock crevices and sheetrock mats on granite outcrops. Lithophyte.
Altitude range: 900 - 1500 m
Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,T,MS
Growth form(s): Lithophyte.
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Content last updated: Saturday 12 November 2011

Burrows, J.E. (1990). Southern African Ferns and Fern Allies. Frandsen, Sandton. Pages 245 - 246. As Asplenium ramlowii (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (1993). An annotated check-list of the pteridophytes of Malawi Kirkia 14(1) Page 93.

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 7. As Asplenium ramlowii

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 5. As Asplenium ramlowii

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 9. As Asplenium ramlowii

Jacobsen, W.B.G. (1983). The Ferns and Fern Allies of Southern Africa. Butterworths, Durban and Pretoria. Pages 368 - 369. As Asplenium ramlowii (Includes a picture).

Kornas, J. (1979). Distribution and ecology of the Pteridophytes in Zambia Polska Akademia Nauk Wydzial II Nauk Biologicznych Page 103. As Asplenium ramlowii

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. As Asplenium ramlowii

Roux, J.P. (2001). Conspectus of Southern African Pteridophyta. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report 13 Page 170. As Asplenium ramlowii

Roux, J.P. (2009). Synopsis of the Lycopodiophyta and Pteridophyta of Africa, Madagascar and neighbouring islands Pages 97 - 98.

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1970). Pteridophyta Flora Zambesiaca Page 180. As Asplenium ramlowii

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 78.

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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Asplenium stuhlmannii., retrieved 24 September 2020

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