Drynaria quercifolia (L.) J. Sm.

  • Family (as per The Plant List) : POLYPODIACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Drynaria quercifolia (L.) J. Sm.
  • Habit : Herb-Epiphytic
  • Comments / notes : Common epiphyte on old trees, especially along road sides, sometimes grows in crevices of old buildings.
  • Collector(s) Name : F. M. Jarrett, C. J. Saldanha & T.P.Ramamoorthy; C. J. Saldanha; PK Rajagopal
  • Collection Date : 04/09/1970; 05/09/1965; 14/08/1989
  • Collection Nos : HFP 636; CS 9922; PKR 75
  • Collection Locality : Bagi, Hassan; Shakleshpur, Hassan; Kaiga, Uttarakannada dist.
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : West Godavari district, Srikakulam district
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Hassan district, Chamrajnagar district, Mysore district, Tumkur district, Uttara Kannada district, Bangalore district, Shimoga district
    • Odisha : Similipal Hills (Mayurbhanj district), Khordha district, Sambalpur district, Puri district, Balasore district, Nayagarh district, Keonjhar district
  • World Distribution : India, South-East Asia, Australia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Fraser-Jenkins, Taxonomic revision of Indian Subcontinental Pteridophytes 2008; Rajagopal & Bhat, Pteridophytic flora of Karnataka State- 1998; Manickam V.S & Irudayaraj V. (1992)- Pteridophyte flora of W.Ghats, South India; 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=Drynaria quercifolia. Downloaded on 6 July 2020.

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