Bright green, and arching blades with a pointed end
Asplenium Antiquum is an evergreen fern of 2–3 ft. (60–90 cm). It has bright green, arching blades with a pointed end and a strong midrib. Asplenium Antiquum can readily be distinguished from the closely related Asplenium nidus by its fronds of uniform width.
Asplenium Antiquum is a member of the Aspleniaceae. This family counts about 700 sorts of ferns. The botanic name Asplenium comes from the Greek: 'asplenon = spleen herb. This fern was used in the middle ages as a medicine against spleen diseases.