Leptochilus axillaris (Cav.) Kaulf.

 
  • Family : Polypodiaceae
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : POLYPODIACEAE
  • Basionym : Acrostichum axillare Cav.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Leptochilus axillaris (Cav.) Kaulf.
  • Habit : Climbing fern, Epiphytic
  • Habitat : Semi-evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Grows on fully shaded trees
  • Collector(s) Name : D. H. Nicholson, C. J. Saldanha & T. P. Ramamoorthy; C.J. Saldanha; C.J. Saldanha; F.M. Jarrett, C.J. Saldanha & T.P. Ramamoorthy
  • Collection Date : 07/05/1970; 25/04/1970; 23/02/1970; 06/10/1970
  • Collection Nos : HFP 44; CJS 16863; CJS 16386; HFP 828
  • Collection Locality : Between Devalkere and Devarunde; Hassan district; Vanagur, Hassan District
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikamagalur district, Hassan district
  • Native : India, China
  • Conservation Status : Endangered (EN)
  • Literature : Fraser-Jenkins, Taxonomic revision of Indian Subcontinental Pteridophytes 2008; Rajagopal & Bhat, Pteridophytic flora of Karnataka State- 1998
  • 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=Leptochilus axillaris. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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