Asplenium linckii Kuhn

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Asplenium linckii

Photo: Petra Ballings
SRGH

Asplenium linckii

Photo: Petra Ballings
SRGH

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Synonyms: Asplenium daubenberghii Rosenst.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Rhizome shortly creeping, up to 5 mm diameter; scales up to 5 mm long, shiny brown, lanceolate, entire. Fronds tufted, not proliferous. Stipe 10-20 cm, matt brown, subglabrous, base scales similar to rhizome. Lamina 11-25 cm × 3-20 cm, 3-pinnate to 5-pinnatifid, ovate-triangular in outline. Pinnae glabrous, ultimate lobes with toothed margins at the apex. Sori 1-2, elliptic, situated on the ultimate segments, indusium entire.
Notes: In Zimbabwe only known from Vumba Mountains. Differs from similar species by sharply serrated apical margins and small pinnules.
Derivation of specific name: linckii: named after H.A. Linck, German physician.
Habitat: Deep shade in evergreen forest. Terrestrial or lithophyte.
Altitude range: (metres) 1400 - 1830 m
Worldwide distribution: Burundi, DRC, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Epiphyte, lithophyte, terrestrial.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Monday 24 October 2011
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. (1990). Southern African Ferns and Fern Allies. Frandsen, Sandton. Pages 254 - 255. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 25.

Burrows, J.E. , Burrows, S.M. (1993). An annotated check-list of the pteridophytes of Malawi Kirkia 14(1) Page 94.

Jacobsen, W.B.G. (1983). The Ferns and Fern Allies of Southern Africa. Butterworths, Durban and Pretoria. Page 370. (Includes a picture).

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 167.

Roux, J.P. (2009). Synopsis of the Lycopodiophyta and Pteridophyta of Africa, Madagascar and neighbouring islands Page 89.

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1970). Pteridophyta Flora Zambesiaca Page 183.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Asplenium linckii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=102560, retrieved 23 September 2017

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