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Asplenium azoricum

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Kingdom  Plantae
Class  Polypodiopsida
Family  Aspleniaceae
Scientific name  Asplenium azoricum
Division  Pteridophyta
Order  Polypodiales
Genus  Asplenium
Rank  Species
Asplenium azoricum Fotos Flora Azores endemismos azorianos Asplenium azoricum
Similar  Ammi trifoliatum, Euphrasia grandiflora, Leontodon filii, Asplenium trichomanes subsp co

Asplenium azoricum is a fern from hybrid origin of the Aspleniaceae family, descendent of the Macaronesian ancestral fern Asplenium anceps. It lives exclusively in the Azores, that is a strict endemic Azorean fern. Its fronds are coriaceous like plastic and its rachis is very thick, dark garnet color and brilliance. A typical feature of this fern, which it shares with all the descendants of A. anceps, is the existence of a small atrium at the base of the medium and lower pinnae geared towards the apex of the frond with one or two sori in its underside.

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Asplenium azoricum Fotos Flora Azores endemismos azorianos Asplenium azoricum

Habitat

Asplenium azoricum Aspleniaceae Asplenium petrarchae fontanum onopteris billotii

It lives among the stones of the walls of the terraces and in the crevices of volcanic rocks oriented to the north and northwest. Depending of the degree of exposure to the sun, its phenotype changes a lot, becoming more coriaceous the more sunlight it receives.

Distribution

It lives in the nine Azores Islands.

Hybrids

  • Asplenium azomanes (A. trichomanes ssp. coriaceifolium): allotetraploid hybrid between A. azoricum and A. trichomanes.

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    References

    Asplenium azoricum Wikipedia


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