Monographs Details: Asplenium cuspidatum var. parvulum (Jenman) C.V.Morton & Lellinger
Authority: Morton, Conrad V. & Lellinger, David B. 1966. The Polypodiaceae subfamily Asplenioideae in Venezuela. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 15: 1-49.
Family:Aspleniaceae
Description:Species Description - The small plants described as var. parvulum appear to be closer to A. fragrans than to A. auritum by their thinner texture and narrower and more sharply toothed divisions; they appear almost as though they were juveniles, but still they are fertile and occur in considerable numbers in some areas in Cuba and Hispaniola, perhaps to the exclusion of larger forms and so are deserving of some nomenclatural recognition. Their real status must await field and cytological study.

Discussion:

Asplenium auritum var. parvulum Jenman, Bull. Dept. Bot. Jamaica 1: 30. 1894. Type: Jamaica. The holotype is probably the specimen J. P. 396 in the herbarium at Hope Gardens. Jamaica, no collector indicated but probably Jenman or Morris (photograph US)

The small plants described as Yar. parvulum appear to be closer to A. fragrans than to A. auritum by their thinner texture and narrower and more sharply toothed divisions; they appear almost as though they were juveniles, but still they are fertile and occur in considerable numbers in some areas in Cuba and Hispaniola, perhaps to the exclusion of larger forms and so are deserving of some nomenclatural recognition. Their real status must await field and cytological study.