Asplenium ×ebenoides

Family (Traditional)Aspleniaceae
Species:Asplenium ×ebenoides R. R. Scott
Common NameHybrid Spleenwort
Growth Habitfern
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: fern; Region of Origin: North America; Leaf Arrangement: basal; Leaf Complexity: compound; Leaf Dissection: 0.5; Leaf Dissection: 1; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Evergreen; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Rank: N/A; Leaf Type: fern-like; Leaf Venation: pinnate; Leaflet Margins: crenulate; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Margins: serrulate; Leaflet Number: 8; Leaflet Number: 10; Leaflet Number: 12; Leaflet Number: 14; Anther Type: N/A; Carpel Number/Pistil: N/A; Fruit Complexity: N/A; Fruit Type: N/A; Fruit Wet/Dry: N/A; Hypanthium Present: No; Inflorescence Position: N/A; Inflorescence Types: N/A; Ovary Position: N/A; Overall Flower Symmetry: N/A; Ovules per Carpel: N/A; Perianth Present: No; Petal Fusion: N/A; Petal Number: N/A; Pistil Complexity: N/A; Pistil Number: N/A; Placentation Type: N/A; Sepal Fusion: N/A; Sepal Number: N/A; Sexuality: N/A; Sporangium Arrangement: elongate sori; Stamen Number: N/A; Tepal Number: N/A
C value 9
StatusNative; KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNA (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


SynonymFull Citation
Asplenium ebenoides Asplenium × ebenoides R. R. Scott
Asplenium ebenoides Asplenium ebenoides R.R. Scott
Asplenium ebenoides Asplenium x ebenoides R. R. Scott

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Barren (KY), Boone (KY), Clark (KY), Jefferson (KY), Rowan (KY), Anderson (TN), Campbell (TN), Davidson (TN), Grundy (TN), Houston (TN), Sevier (TN), Sullivan (TN), Washington (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, KNK, MDKY, TENN, UCHT, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1933 - 1979

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0007098 Washington Tennessee
Asplenium ebenoides
TENN-V-0007099 Washington Tennessee
Asplenium ebenoides
TENN-V-0007096 Sullivan Tennessee
Asplenium ebenoides
TENN-V-0007097 Sevier Tennessee
Asplenium ebenoides
MDKY00000210 Rowan Kentucky
Asplenium ebenoides
TENN-V-0007095 Grundy Tennessee
Asplenium ebenoides
TENN-V-0007094 Anderson Tennessee
Asplenium ebenoides
APSC0065628 Jefferson Kentucky
Asplenium ebenoides
APSC0087253 Clark Kentucky
Asplenium ebenoides
BRIT187598 Campbell Tennessee 11 Sep 1949 Jesse M. Shaver
Asplenium x ebenoides
BRIT187596 Davidson Tennessee 08 Oct 1933 Jesse M. Shaver
Asplenium x ebenoides
31973000004082 Rowan Kentucky 15 Aug 1979 Brandenburg, David
Asplenium ebenoides
APSC0048039 Houston Tennessee
Asplenium ebenoides
BRIT187597 Davidson Tennessee 08 Oct 1933 Jesse M. Shaver
Asplenium x ebenoides
UCHT023378 Boone Kentucky 14 Oct 1978 Mark Whitten
Asplenium x ebenoides
APSC0073497 Barren Kentucky
Asplenium ebenoides
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