E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Asplenium viride Huds.
green spleenwort
Aspleniaceae (Spleenwort family)

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Species Information

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General:
Deciduous with clustered leaves.
Leaves:
Narrowly lanceolate to lanceolate, 5-15 cm long, 0.5-1.2 cm wide; rachis not winged, green throughout; pinnae in pairs, egg-shaped to oblong, 3-7 mm long, 2-5 mm wide, with few notches towards the tip.
Notes:
Some authors advocate the use of Linnaeus' name A. trichomanes-ramosum, which should be rejected as a trinomial. The International Code of Botanical Nomenclature (Tokyo Code) suggested use of the name "A. ramosum L." and at the same time, Zimmer & Greuter (1994) proposed to reject this name and retain A. viride.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Mesic to moist crevices in limestone and other basic rocks from the lowland and steppe to subalpine zones; infrequent throughout BC; circumpolar, N to AK, YT and NT, E to AB and disjunct in ON to NF and S to VT, MI, WI, SD, MT, CO, UT, NV and OR; Eurasia.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Ecology

Ecological Framework for Asplenium viride

The table below shows the species-specific information calculated from
original data (BEC database) provided by the BC Ministry of Forests and Range.
(Updated August, 2013)

Site Information
Value / Class

Minimum

Average

Maximum

Elevation (metres) 10 673 2210
Slope Gradient (%) 0 52 100
Aspect (degrees)
[0 - N; 90 - E; 180 - S; 270 - W]
25 78 360
Soil Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
0 2 6
Modal Nutrient Regime
Class
E
Number of field plots
 species was recorded in:
31
Modal BEC Zone Class
CWH
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in: CWH(17), ESSF(7), ICH(3), MH(1), MS(3)

Climate

The climate type for this species, as reported in the: "British Columbia plant species codes and selected attributes. Version 6 Database" (Meidinger et al. 2008), is not evaluated, unknown or variable.

Synonyms and Alternate Names

Asplenium trichomanes-ramosum L.

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