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GREEN SPLEENWORT

Asplenium viride

Spleenwort Family [Aspleniaceae]

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June 2013, Bavaria. Photo: © Dawn Nelson
Smaller than the otherwise very similar Maidenhair Spleenwort (Asplenium trichomanes).


June 2013, Bavaria. Photo: © Dawn Nelson
Leaflets more distinct than Maidenhair Spleenwort.


June 2013, Bavaria. Photo: © Dawn Nelson
The most distinguishing difference from Maidenhair Spleenwort is that the mid-rib supporting the leaflets is a concolorous green rather than brown to blackish. In fact, the leaf-stalks, mid-rib and the upper part of the main stalk is green. The individual leaflets (pinnae) are also differ in shape and form from those of Maidenhair Spleenwort.



Easily mistaken for : Maidenhair Spleenwort (Asplenium trichomanes) - see captions for differences.

It is more often found in the west or the north of the UK in damp places on walls, rocks, upland rock-crevices and on basic rocks (usually limestone) in Snowdonia, the Brecon Beacoms, the Yorkshire Dales, Cumbria and in Scotland.


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GREEN SPLEENWORT

Asplenium viride

Spleenwort Family [Aspleniaceae]