Aspleniaceae Family:

Asplenium nidus on 9-3-09, #31-14.

Aspleniaceae Newman

The plant family Aspleniaceae was named and described by Edward Newman in the History of British Ferns in 1840.

As of 11-18-22 when this page was last updated, Plants of the World Online lists 24 genera in this family of ferns.

I have only grown 2 species in the family. The Asplenium nudus in the above photograph and Athyrium niponicum ‘Pictum’ below. You can click on their name to go to their page. I also found an Asplenium platyneuron (Ebony Spleenwort) growing in the flower bed along the north side of the house in 2021. I don’t have a page for it yet but it spread a little. Hopefully, it is here to stay.

For further information on this family of plants, please click on the links below. They take you directly to the page for the family.


Athyrium niponicum ‘Pictum’ on 6-9-12, Photo #98-41. (Sorry for the blurry photo. Every photo I took of this plant was blurry.)


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