Asplenium trichomanes L.

Maidenhair Spleenwort

Rhizomes short-creeping, erect. Stalks to 5 cm long, dark brown, shiny, rigid. Blade linear in outline, divided once, to about 20 cm long and 1.5 cm wide. Segments oblong to elliptic, to 1 cm long, without teeth or minutely round-toothed on the margin. Sori irregular, angled to midvein and with a thin indusium.

Will tolerate cool conditions.

Temperate regions.

Fronds divided once, the segments oblong and generally shallowly wavy toothed.

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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Asplenium trichomanes 'Cristatum'

Tips of fronds crested. Origin unknown.

Asplenium trichomanes 'Incisum'

Segments deeply cut. Origin unknown.

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