Asplenium trichomanes

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Asplenium trichomanes L.

Aspleniaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: half shade   2

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 trichomanes is a perennial.

Naming

Asplenium trichomanes was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Asplenium trichomanes 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

Asplenium trichomanes - habitus

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 5 to 15 centimetres.

Leaves

Asplenium trichomanes is evergreen. The dark-green, imparipinnate leaves are basal. The leaflets are elliptic and have crenate margins. The leaves are around 5 centimetres large.

Flowers and Fruits

Asplenium trichomanes flowers from July to August.


Root System

Distribution

Asplenium trichomanes is native to all eigth cosmopolitan areas.

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 -45°C (USDA zone 2).

Uses

Asplenium trichomanes is considered a collector's perennial. The ornamental value lies especially in the ornamental leaves. The recommended planting distance is 20 centimetres, the perennials are best planted in groups of 3 to 5. Suited for rockeries, as well as suited as specimen plant.

Maintenance and Propagation

  • If possible the plants should not be transplanted.


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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