Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

(Spleenwort Family)

The Aspleniaceae have linear sori, at an angle to the midrib. They prefer limestone substrate, and are found in moister cliffs and rock habitat. The stem scales have a latticed thickening of the cell walls.

Asplenium resiliens (Blackstem Spleenwort)
Asplenium trichomanes (Maidenhair Spleenwort)

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