Herbario Virtual del Mediterráneo Occidental

Àrea de Botànica, Departament de Biologia, Universitat de les Illes Balears

Asplenium marinum L.

Family : ASPLENIACEAE

Genus : Asplenium

    Catalan common name : Falzia marina.

    Province distribution : Balearic Islands. Gerona.

    Distribution in the islands : Mallorca. Minorca.

    General distribution : Mediterranean

    Flowering time : May. June. July. August. September. October.

    Life-forms : Hemicryptophyte.

    Habitat : Rocks and cliff faces.

    IUCN Category : Poco preocupante

    Characteristics : A fern with fronds reaching 40 cm. in length, and leathery in texture. The lamina is oblong-lanceolate, (longer than wide), clear green in colour (pinnate or divided). Pinnae are in the form of an egg (ovate). The sori are longer than wide, with a univalvuate indusium.

    Observations : This is one of the few fern species that is strictly littoral, as they can be found in cave ceilings that open to the sea, shady spots.

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