Limestone Maidenhair Spleenwort - Asplenium trichomanes-ramosum
State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
S3 SOC: Asplenium trichomanes-ramosum plants are never common, grow in habitat that is limited in Montana, and occur where land management (example: national park, wilderness) provides some protections.
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ScoreC - 250 - 1,000 individuals
ScoreF - 20,000-200,000 sq km (~8,000-80,000 sq mi)
Area of Occupancy
ScoreD - 6-25 4-km2 grid cells
Number of Populations
ScoreC - 21 - 80
Number of Occurrences or Percent Area with Good Viability / Ecological Integrity
ScoreC - Few (4-12) occurrences with excellent or good viability or ecological integrity
ScoreB - Narrow. Specialist or community with key requirements common
ScoreU - Unknown
ScoreU - Unknown
ScoreD - Low
CommentNo known threats. Many locations occur in NPS and Wilderness where threats likely don't exist or are very low.
ScoreU - Unknown
Plants: Semi-evergreen perennials from short, creeping, scaled rhizomes (McGregor et al. 1986) with few roots (FNA 1993); scales dark, 1-3 mm in length, lanceolate (McGregor 1986).
Leaves: Leaves frequently branched, ascending (FNA 1993), spreading, clustered (McGregor 1986), 4–15 cm long, with 6-20 pairs of pinnae (Lesica 2012); blades arching, once-pinnate, 1.5-12 cm in length, 0.5-1.3 cm in width; petioles slender and wiry, 0.3-4 cm in length, chestnut-colored proximally, becoming green, smooth or with sparse, glandular brown hairs; rachis green; pinnae nearly opposite to alternate, 2-6 mm in length, obovate, short-stalked or nearly sessile, with toothed margins (McGregor et al. 1986) or distal margins crenate (FNA 1993) (P. Lesica's contribution adapted from Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX.)
June-September (McGregor et al. 1986).
Circumboreal, extending south in scattered localities (Lesica 2012), including Greenland; AB, BC, NB, NL, NT, NS, ON, PE, QC, YT; AK, CA, CO, ID, ME, MI, MT, NV, NY, OR, SD, UT, VT, WA, WI, WY (FNA 1993). Known in Montana from some northwestern counties and is disjunct in Fergus County (Lesica 2012).
(Lesica's contribution adapted from Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX.)
Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
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(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)
Sori: Sori 4 to 8 per pinna (Lesica 2012), blending into each other with age, median, elliptic (McGregor 1986), narrow, 2-3 mm in length (Douglas et al. 2000); the indusia connected to the upper side of the pinna’s veinlet (McGregor et al. 1986).(P. Lesica's contribution adapted from Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX.)
- Literature Cited AboveLegend: View Online Publication
- Douglas, G.W., D. Meidinger, and J. Pojar, editors. 2000. The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia. Volume 5. Dicotyledons (Salicaceae through Zygophyllaceae) and Pteridophytes. British Columbia Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks and British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Victoria.
- Flora of North America Editorial Committee, eds. 1993. Flora of North America North of Mexico. Volume 2. Pteridophytes and Gymnosperms. Oxford University Press, Inc., NY. xvi + 475 pp.
- Great Plains Flora Association (McGregor, R.L., coordinator, and T.M. Barkley, R.E. Brooks, and E.K. Schofield - eds.). 1986. Flora of the Great Plains. Lawrence, KS: Univ. Press Kansas. 1392 pp.
- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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- Britton, N. L. and A. B. Brown. 1913. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada, and the British Possessions. 2nd Edition in 3 Volumes. New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons. B13BRI01PAUS.