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Asplenium monanthes (Single-sorus spleenwort)
Cressler, Alan

Asplenium monanthes

Asplenium monanthes L.

Single-sorus Spleenwort, Single-sorus Fern

Aspleniaceae (Spleenwort Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N), HI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Fern
Size Notes: To about 16 inches in height.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: Non-flowering, sporulating plant.


USA: AL , AZ , FL , HI , NC , SC
Native Distribution: This species has a very unusual distribution. In North America, native populations have been reported in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Mexico. It also occurs in Hawaii. Additionally, there are wild populations in Hispanola, Jamaica, Central America, South America and Africa. (Webref 3). The species was described from a specimen collected in South Africa.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Asplenium monanthes in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Asplenium monanthes in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Asplenium monanthes


Record Modified: 2015-03-31
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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