Asplenium lividum Mett. ex Kuhn

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Asplenium lividum

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Asplenium lividum

Photo: Petra Ballings
SRGH

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Synonyms: Asplenium bernieri Cordem
Asplenium laciniatum D.Don var. planicaule (Wall.) Bonap.
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Rhizome suberect, up to 7 mm diameter; scales up to 3 mm long, brown, lanceolate, entire, acute. Fronds not proliferous, tufted. Stipe up to 20 cm, matt brown, set with short scales. Lamina 25-48 cm × 6-9 cm, 2-pinnatifid to 2-pinnate, narrowly oblong-lanceolate in outline. Pinnae hairless, pinnatifid, incised more than 1/2 way to the costa in oblanceolate to linear lobes, vennation pinnate, margins toothed. Sori 1-6 per lobe, situated alongside the costa between pinna loabes, linear, present on each lobe, indusium entire.  
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Derivation of specific name: lividus: a bluish-leaden colour, reference unclear.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Cameroon, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Soa Tomé, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Madagascan region and South America
Malawi distribution: C,S
Growth form(s): Epiphyte, lithophyte.
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E. (1990). Southern African Ferns and Fern Allies. Frandsen, Sandton. Pages 248 - 250. (Includes a picture).

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

Crouch, N.R., Klopper, R.R., Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2011). Ferns of Southern Africa, A comprehensive guide Struik Nature Pages 652 - 653. (Includes a picture).

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.

Jacobsen, W.B.G. (1983). The Ferns and Fern Allies of Southern Africa. Butterworths, Durban and Pretoria. Page 360. (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 181.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Asplenium lividum.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=102570, retrieved 21 June 2019

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