Ferns and Fern Allies of Mount Holyokeby Karen Searcy
Taxonomy
Aspleniaceae
Asplenium trichomanes (Ebony Spleenwort)
Leaf length2 - 10 inches
Leaf clusteringclustered
Leaf persistencedeciduous
Shape of spore-producing areaelongate
Location of spore-producing areaunderside of leaf
Leaf typecompound
Divisions of leaf bladeone
Habitatcliffs
DescriptionA small evergreen fern that grows in flat clusters pressed against rocks or on ledges. The leaves are once compound with small, unlobed leaflets (pinnae). The rachis and stipe are dark brown and wiry.
Habit photoKBS
Detail photo 1