Asplenium x sarniense Aspleniaceae Guernsey Spleenwort

Asplenium x sarniense 43kb

Description - A cross between Black and Lanceolate Spleenworts and intermediate in appearance between them.

Habitat - On hedgebanks where both parent ferns grow.

Comments - This was discovered in Guernsey by Dr Anne Sleep in 1971 the day after she had postulated its existence. It is known nowhere else in the world. Over 30 of the plants have been found, but it is probably commoner as it is difficult to tell from its parents. The best way is to check the spores which abort in the hybrid.

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