Monographs Details: Asplenium auritum var. bipinnatifidum Kunze
Authority: Proctor, George R. 1989. Ferns of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 53: 1-389.
Family:Aspleniaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - General Distribution. Greater Antilles exceptCuba; Lesser Antilles, Trinidad, and continentaltropical America.Distribution in Puerto Rico. Confined to higher parts of the Cordillera Central; recorded from Adjuntas, Jayuya, Penuelas, and Yauco.Habitat. Tenestrial in shaded humus, or on mossy boulders, at high elevations (1000-1120 m), locally frequent.

Discussion:

Type. Leibold 14, from Mexico (LZ, destroyed; not seen).

Syn. Asplenium dissectum Gmelin in Linnaeus, Syst. Nated. 13,2(2): 1302. 1791, not Swartz, 1788.

(Type. Plumier, Traite foug. Amer., t. 46, based on a plant from Morne de la Calebasse, Martinique.

Asplenium rigidum Swartz, Kongl. Vetensk. Acad. Handl. 38:68. 1817. (Type. Freyreis, from Villa Rica, Minas Gerais, Brazil, S, photo US.)

Asplenium recognitum Kunze, Linnaea 22: 577. 1849. (Type. Plumier, t. 46, cited above.)

Asplenium dispersum Kunze, Linnaea 23:233,304. 1850. (Type. Ex Hort. Berol, B, photo US.)

Asplenium auritum var. bipinnatisectum Mettenius, Abh, Senckenberg, Naturf Ges, 3: 147. 1858. (Lectotype. Schiede & Beppe 773, from Mexico, B.)

Asplenium auritum var. rigidum (Swartz) Hooker, Sp. fil. 3: 180. I860.

Asplenium auritum var, dispersum (Kunze) Hieronymus, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 34: 567. 1904.

Distribution:Cuba South America| Trinidad and Tobago South America| Puerto Rico South America|