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  Asplenium longissimum
  Family Name : Aspleniaceae

  Synonyms : Asplenium longicauda

  Common Names : Spleenwort

 
Spleenwort
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Ferns & Allies (Non-Seed Vascular Plants) (Fern)
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Perennial
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Autotrophic
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Southeast Asia
      Native Habitat :
      Terrestrial
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Tropical
      Local Conservation Status :
      Native to Singapore (Common)
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Terrestrial fern, short rhizome measuring about 5 mm wide, densely scaly.
      Foliage: Stipes measuring about 20 cm long, lamina measuring about 1 - 2 m long. pinnate, rachis usually scaly with narrow scales on the upper surface.
      Etymology :
      Genus Asplenium means without spleen and is usually a reference for the fern to cure spleen ailments. Species longissimum refers to the fern's character of having very long fronds.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      None
  • Landscaping Features
    • Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Moist Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      Small Gardens, Container Planting
  • Fauna, Pollination & Dispersal
    • Seed / Spore Dispersal :
      Abiotic
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Semi-Shade
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
      Propagation Method :
      Spore
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Evergreen
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green
  • Fruit, Seed & Spore
    • Sporophyll & Related Description :
      Sporophyll: Sori long and slightly curved, measuring about 1 cm, indusia firm and persistant.

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