Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1991

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Rare and scattered

Look for it in moist calcareous situations, in the mountains in moist grottoes of calcareous to semi-calcareous metamorphic rocks (such as mylonite or marble) near waterfalls in humid escarpment gorges with high rainfall, on limestone talus in collapsed sinkhole mouth, or on moist Coastal Plain limestone outcrops, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Pinnate

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomes erect

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall

 

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Monilophytes (ferns): Leptosporangiate Ferns (true ferns): Polypodiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Asplenium monanthes   FAMILY Aspleniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asplenium monanthes   FAMILY Aspleniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 013-01-007:
Asplenium monanthes   FAMILY Aspleniaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Single-sorus Spleenwort, One-sorus Spleenwort


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image of Asplenium monanthes

L.L. (Chick) Gaddy    llg_a_monanthes

May    Oconee County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

Pinnae opposite, oblong, obtuse to subacute at apex, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Asplenium monanthes

L.L. (Chick) Gaddy    llg_a_monanthes_b

May    Oconee County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

Sorus usually solitary and parallel to main vein along anterior edge of pinna, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Asplenium monanthes

L.L. (Chick) Gaddy    llg_a_monanthes_habitat

May    Oconee County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

Grows on shaded mossy rocks & ledges in deep ravines, sinkholes, cave mouths, per Ferns of Alabama.

image of Asplenium monanthes

JK Marlow    jkm0507o_24

July    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges