Extracted from the Mendeley GBIF Public Library.
Ekrt, L., Hrivnák, R.
Preslia 82 357-364.
Eleven plants of Asplenium platyneuron (ebony spleenwort) were found in disturbed serpentine woodland in south-central Slovakia (Central Europe). This find represents a newaddition to the fern flora of Europe. It is probably the result of long-distance spore dispersal. The nearest known sites for this species are those in eastern North America, about 6500km away. The important determina- tion characters of A. platyneuron are described, the Slovakian locality characterized and an over- view of the ecology and a map of the worldwide distribution of this species provided.
Keywords: alien species, Appalachian Asplenium complex, Central Europe, ferns, long distance dispersal, serpentines, Slovakia