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Asplenium viride
GREEN SPLEENWORT

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Family: AspleniaceaeView Description 

Common Name: SPLEENWORT FAMILY
Habit: Rhizome-scale cells with lateral walls dark brown to +- black, surficial walls clear. Leaf: stipe ×-section with 1 X-shaped or 2 back-to-back C-shaped vascular strands; segment veins generally free. Sporangia: in linear [to oblong] sori along veins; indusia linear, opening away from veins; stalk cells in 1 row; spores elliptic, winged.
Genera In Family: 1 or 2 genera (most segregates now subsumed in Asplenium), 700 species: worldwide, especially tropics.
eFlora Treatment Author: Alan R. Smith
Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Genus: AspleniumView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: SPLEENWORT
Habit: 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.
Etymology: (Greek: spleen)

Asplenium viride Huds.
NATIVE
Leaf: 1-pinnate, generally few, clustered, 3--20 cm; stipe 2--5 cm, 0.5--1 mm wide, unwinged, red-brown at base, +- green or straw-colored above, dull; blade generally 8--12 mm wide, linear; pinnae 8--15 pairs, 3--7 mm, 3--6 mm wide, +- rhombic or broadly ovate, generally shallowly crenate on acroscopic and distal margins. Sporangia: sori generally 1--1.5 mm, generally 1--3 pairs per pinna. Chromosomes: 2n=72.
Ecology: On rocks in limestone seams in metamorphic rocks; Elevation: 2050 m. Bioregional Distribution: n SNH (e side of Sierra Buttes, Sierra Co.); Distribution Outside California: to Alaska, eastern North America, Europe, Asia.
Synonyms: Asplenium trichomanes-ramosum L., nom. rej.
eFlora Treatment Author: Alan R. Smith
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Citation for this treatment: Alan R. Smith 2016. Asplenium viride, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=14610, accessed on February 09, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 09, 2016.


Asplenium viride
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Asplenium viride
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Geographic subdivisions for Asplenium viride:
n SNH (e side of Sierra Buttes, Sierra Co.);
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