Rustyback

Asplenium ceterach

''Asplenium ceterach'' is a fern species commonly known as Rustyback. It is characterised by a short rhizome which gives rise to several green fronds that have a pinnated lamina with trichomes on the abaxial surface, but not the adaxial one.
Rustyback - Asplenium ceterach Vipava, Slovenia, Oct 2014. Asplenium ceterach,Fall,Geotagged,Rustyback,Slovenia

Appearance

These trichomes are orange-brown in colour, hence the name "rustyback". The petiole is shorter than the corpus of the leaf.
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Distribution

This species is found in Western and Central Europe, including the Mediterranean region. It is associated with fissures in carbonate rocks and also grows on the mortar of stone and brick walls.

Uses

It has been widely used for making infusions as a diuretic.

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Taxonomy
KingdomPlantae
DivisionPolypodiophyta
ClassPolypodiopsida
OrderPolypodiales
FamilyAspleniaceae
GenusAsplenium
SpeciesA. ceterach
Photographed in
Bulgaria
Slovenia