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Taxon: Asplenium trichomanes L.

Genus: Asplenium
Family: Aspleniaceae
Nomen number: 5594
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:1080. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 18-Apr-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 18-Apr-1995
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • maidenhair spleenwort   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • doradille chevelue   (Source: F NAmer ) – French
  • kostenets volosovidniy   (Source: F Armenia ) – Transliterated Russian
  • svartbräken   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide Dict Gard)

Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Northern Africa: Algeria; Morocco; Tunisia
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania
    South Tropical Africa: Zimbabwe
    Southern Africa: Lesotho; South Africa - Eastern Cape, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga
    Western Asia: Cyprus; Israel; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia, Dagestan
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan [e.]; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan
    Eastern Asia: Japan - Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku; Taiwan
    Australia: Australia - South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia
    New Zealand: New Zealand
    Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Iceland; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    East Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Moldova; Russian Federation - European part; Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Italy; Macedonia; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Subarctic America: United States - Alaska
    Eastern Canada: Canada - Newfoundland, Ontario, Quebec
    Western Canada: Canada - Alberta
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Wisconsin
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Washington
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, Texas
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, California, Utah

  • also cultivated



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  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (26 November 2015)

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