Ferns and Fern Allies of Mount Holyokeby Karen Searcy
Taxonomy
Aspleniaceae
Asplenium platyneuron (Maidenhair Spleenwort)
Leaf length12 - 20 inches
Leaf clusteringclustered
Leaf persistencedeciduous
Shape of spore-producing areaelongate
Location of spore-producing areaunderside of leaf
Leaf typecompound
Divisions of leaf bladeone
Habitatdry, open woods
DescriptionAn erect deciduous fern from individual clusters. The leaf (frond) is once compound and each leaflet (pinna) has a small lobe at the base. The rachis and stipe are dark reddish brown and lack scales.
Habit photoKBS
Detail photo 1