Asplenium laserpitiifolium Lam.

Johnstone River Spleenwort

Rhizome short, thick; scales densely distributed, long and curly. Fronds arching, about 1 m long but sometimes much longer; stalks dark. Blade ovate in outline, divided 3-4 times. Segments toothed on outer margin and with fine lines, the veins forked and spreading from a common base. Sori several on each segment.

Needs shelter and warmth.

Qld to Indonesia, Pacific and E Asia.

Large, finely divided fronds generally 1 m or more long with striped segments; rhizome with curly scales.

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.

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