Lygodium flexuosum (L.) Sw.

 
  • Family : LYGODIACEAE
    (CLIMBING FERN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : LYGODIACEAE
  • Basionym : Ophioglossum flexuosum L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Lygodium flexuosum (L.) Sw.
  • Habit : Climbing fern
  • Habitat : In partial shade at 4 m and in wet deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : A common climbing fern. Restricted to clear, moist deciduous forests.
  • Fertile : August-February
  • Collector(s) Name : C.J. Saldanha
  • Collection Date : 21/12/68
  • Collection Nos : CS 12109
  • Collection Locality : Vanagur, Hassan dist.
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : West Godavari district, Srikakulam district, Nallamalai Hills (Kurnool district)
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Hassan district, Kodagu district, Shimoga district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Odisha : Similipal Hills (Mayurbhanj district), Dhenkanal district, Ganjam district, Keonjhar district, Cuttack district, Gandamardhan Hills (Bargarh district)
  • Native : India, China, Australia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Fraser-Jenkins, Taxonomic revision of Indian Subcontinental Pteridophytes 2008; J.L. Ellis.1990. Flora of Nallamalais Vol-2; H.O. Saxena and M. Brahmam. 1989. The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; H.O. Saxena and M. Brahmam. 1996. The Flora of Orissa, Vol-4; Rolla Seshagiri Rao et al. 1986. Flora of West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, India; Rolla Seshagiri Rao. 1986. Flora of Srikakulam
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Lygodium flexuosum. Downloaded on 7 July 2020.

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