Asplenium attenuatum R.Br.

Simple Spleenwort

Rhizome short-creeeping, erect; scales dark brown to black and edged with minute teeth. Blade undivided or lobed, leathery, to 30 cm or so long, 1-2 cm wide (wider when lobed), apex long-pointed, often with a plantlet at the tip; midrib mostly scaly below. Segment margin mostly entire, sometimes irregularly toothed. Sori at steep angle to midrib, undivided or forked, curving away from the midrib to the margin. Needs shelter and warmth.

The frond shape is variable and a number of botanical varieties have been recognised.

E Qld, NSW.

Frond undivided except sometimes at the base; tip long-pointed.

Source: Spencer, R. (1995). Aspleniaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 1, Ferns, conifers & their allies. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Polypodiopsida
order     Polypodiales
family      Aspleniaceae
genus       Asplenium L.