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Plant in soil or on rocks; rhizome generally short-creeping to erect. Leaf: often tufted, generally glabrous; rachis often ± winged; blade simple or 1[many]-pinnate or forked; pinnae often more developed acroscopically, often without obvious midrib. Sporangia: indusia persistent, covering sori when young, later reflexed. (Greek: spleen)

Key to Asplenium

1. Leaves simple or 1–2-forked, blades narrowly linear ..... A. septentrionale

1' Leaves 1-pinnate, blades linear, pinnae many, blades wider than linear

2. Stipe ± green or straw-colored above red-brown base ..... A. viride

2' Stipe dark red- to purple-brown ± throughout

3. Stipe 0.4–0.6 mm wide, narrowly winged adaxially; pinnae 3–6(7) mm, generally shallowly crenate on acroscopic and distal margins ..... A. trichomanes subsp. trichomanes

3' Stipe generally 0.5–1 mm wide, unwinged; pinnae generally 5–12 mm, margin shallowly lobed or toothed ± throughout ..... A. vespertinum


Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) [year] Jepson eFlora, [accessed on month, day, year]
Citation for an individual treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] [year]. [Taxon name] in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, [URL for treatment]. Accessed on [month, day, year].
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