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Asplenium monanthes wagneri

(Asplenium monanthes wagneri)

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Description

Rhizome erect to suberect, - 3 mm diameter; scales black, lanceolate, subentire, up to 6 mm long. Fronds uniform, tufted, proliferous, gemmae on the upper half of stipe. Stipe up to 11 cm, dark brown to almost black,with scattered scales when young, glabrous at maturity. Lamina 15-45 cm - 2-2.7 cm, pinnate, linear-oblong in outline. Pinnae hairless, acroscopic margin and apex toothed, basiscopic margin entire with the costa running near the basiscopic margin. Rhachis black. Sori one (occasionaly two), elongate-linear to oval, situated near the costa, indusium entire.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum:
Class: Polypodiopsida
Order:Polypodiales
Family:Aspleniaceae
Genus:Asplenium
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