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Asplenium adiantum nigrum

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Kingdom  Plantae
Order  Polypodiales
Genus  Asplenium
Higher classification  Asplenium
Division  Pteridophyta
Family  Aspleniaceae
Scientific name  Asplenium adiantum-nigrum
Rank  Species

Similar  Asplenium, Asplenium ruta‑muraria, Asplenium trichomanes, Asplenium ceterach, Asplenium septentrionale

Asplenium adiantum-nigrum is a common species of fern known by the common name black spleenwort. It is found mostly in Africa, Europe, and Eurasia, but is also native to a few locales in Mexico and the United States.


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This spleenwort has thick, triangular leaf blades up to 10 centimeters long which are divided into several subdivided segments. It is borne on a reddish green petiole and the rachis is shiny and slightly hairy. The undersides of each leaf segment have one or more sori arranged in chains.

Native distribution

Asplenium adiantum-nigrum is native to:
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  • Northern and Southern Africa in: - Algeria; Lesotho; Morocco; the provinces of South Africa including Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, and Western Cape; and Tunisia.
  • Asia
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  • Western Asia and Central Asia in - the Caucasus; Azerbaijan; Cyprus; the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt; Kyrgyzstan; Ciscaucasia and Dagestan in Russia; and Turkey.
  • Europe
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  • Albania; Austria; Belgium; Bulgaria; the Czech Republic; Denmark; Finland; France (including Corsica); Germany; Greece; Hungary; Ireland; Italy (including Sardinia); the Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Portugal, Romania; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Ukraine (including Krym); the United Kingdom; and in the Balkan Peninsula (former Yugoslavia)
  • Macaronesia
  • Macaronesian archipelagoes of: the Azores, Madeira, the Canary Islands.
  • North America
  • Southwestern United States - Arizona, Colorado, and Utah
  • Oceania
  • Hawaii

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    In Hawaii, this native fern grows on cinder cones and lava flows, and it is present in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.


    Asplenium adiantum-nigrum Wikipedia

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