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Asplenium platyneuron, a new pteridophyte for Europe

Libor Ekrt, Richard Hrivnák
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Eleven plants of Asplenium platyneuron (ebony spleenwort) were found in disturbed serpentine woodland in south-central Slovakia (Central Europe). This find represents a newaddition to the fern flora of Europe. It is probably the result of long-distance spore dispersal. The nearest known sites for this species are those in eastern North America, about 6500km away. The important determina- tion characters of A. platyneuron are described, the Slovakian locality characterized and an over- view of the ecology and a map of the worldwide distribution of this species provided.

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