Helminthostachys zeylanica (L.) Hook.

  • Family (as per The APG System III) : OPHIOGLOSSACEAE
  • Basionym : Osmunda zeylanica L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Helminthostachys zeylanica (L.) Hook.
  • Habit : Herb-Terrestrial
  • Comments / notes : Rare in moist forests. The species may be at risk (Fraser-Jenkins, 2008).
  • Fertile : August-November
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Koraput district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kanyakumari district
  • World Distribution : Palaeotropics, from Sri Lanka and India (Assam) to New Caledonia and Queensland.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Fraser-Jenkins, C.R. 2008. Taxonomic revision of Indian subcontinental Pteridophytes; H.O. Saxena and M. Brahmam. 1996. The Flora of Orissa, Vol-4; Lindsay, S. & Middleton, D.J. (2012 onwards). Ferns of Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. ; Manickam V.S & Irudayaraj V. (1992)- Pteridophyte flora of W.Ghats, South India
  • 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=Helminthostachys zeylanica. Downloaded on 19 April 2021.


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