Asplenium ceterach

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Asplenium ceterach L.

Aspleniaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: half shade   7

Moisture: moist

Soil: sand - Soil: gritty-sandy

Arrangement: basal
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: elliptic

Division: imparipinnate

Shape: not specified
Fruit: not specified

 

Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Polypodiophyta
Subdivisio:
Polypodiophytina
Classis:
Polypodiopsida
Subclassis:
Polypodiidae
Ordo:
Aspleniales

Asplenium ceterach is a perennial.

Naming

Taxonomy

Asplenium ceterach is a species in the genus Asplenium which contains approximately 389 to 1572 species and belongs to the family of the Aspleniaceae (Spleenwort Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 10 to 15 centimetres.

Leaves

Asplenium ceterach is evergreen. The glaucous, imparipinnate leaves are basal. The leaflets are elliptic and have entire margins. The leaves are around 5 centimetres large.

Flowers and Fruits

Asplenium ceterach flowers from June to August.


Root System

Distribution

Asplenium ceterach is native to the whole of Europe with the exception of northern Europe, Turkey, the Eastern Mediterranean, the Caucasus, Central Asia, the Himalaya and North Afrika.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a half-shady situation on moist soil. The substrate should be sandy or gritty-sandy soil with a pH between 8 and 10. They tolerate temperatures down to -18°C (USDA zone 7).

Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber

  • rockeries

Uses

The perennials are best planted in groups of 3 to 5. Suited for rockeries, as well as suited as specimen plant.

Maintenance and Propagation

  • Winter protection may be necessary.


Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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