Asplenium polyodon

Asplenium polyodon, commonly known as sickle spleenwort, is a species of fern in the family Aspleniaceae. The distribution of A. polyodon includes parts of the countries of Australia and New Zealand.[1] A specific locale of occurrence is in forested areas of Westland, New Zealand, where associate understory species include Crown Fern, Blechnum discolor.[2]

Asplenium polyodon
A. polyodon growing at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Class: Polypodiopsida
Order: Polypodiales
Suborder: Aspleniineae
Family: Aspleniaceae
Genus: Asplenium
A. polyodon
Binomial name
Asplenium polyodon


  • Gwen J. Harden. 1992. Flora of New South Wales, Published by UNSW Press, 775 pages ISBN 0-86840-188-9, ISBN 978-0-86840-188-1
  • C. Michael Hogan. 2009. Crown Fern: Blechnum discolor,, ed. N. Stromberg

Line notes

  1. Gwen J. Harden. 1992
  2. C. Michael Hogan. 2009

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