Saturday, 12 March 2011

Asplenium trichomanes L.

Name: Asplenium trichomanes L
Family: Aspleniaceae
Croatian name: Slezenica
English name: maidenhair spleenwort

This is a small fern occurring almost everywhere in the world. There are several subspecies to be found. Most commonly it grows in rock cracks from short hairy rhizome. The frond are narrow and long, usually about 20 cm long, evergreen. They bear narrow sori that contain spores on the other side of the small leaves (pinnae).

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