Leptochilus decurrens Blume

  • Family (as per The APG System III) : POLYPODIACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Paraleptochilus decurrens (Blume) Copel.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Leptochilus decurrens Blume
  • Habit : Herb-Epiphytic or Lithophyte
  • Habitat : Sholas and along streams in semi-evergreen (secondary) forests
  • Comments / notes : Occassional in the Western Ghats
  • Key identification features : A common dimorphic fern
  • Fertile : January-March
  • Collector(s) Name : PK Rajagopal; C.J. Saldanha; D.H. Nicolson, C. Saldanha & T.P. Ramamoorthy
  • Collection Date : 26/01/1990; 18/07/1959; 07/05/1970
  • Collection Nos : PKR 201; CS 4108; HFP 44
  • Collection Locality : Kigga, Sringeri, Chikkamagaluru dist.; Pamban shola, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu; Between Devalkere and Devarunde, Hassan dist.
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Nallamalai Hills (Kurnool district)
    • Karnataka : Chikamagalur district, Kodagu district, Mysore district, Hassan district, Shimoga district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Anamalais
    • Odisha : Similipal Hills (Mayurbhanj district), Gandamardhan Hills (Bargarh district), Ganjam district, Kalahandi district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Palni Hills (Dindigul district), Thirunelveli district, Dindigul district
  • World Distribution : India, Myanmar, Polynesia, Malesia, Indo-China, South-West China
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : Rajagopal & Bhat, Pteridophytic flora of Karnataka State- 1998; Fraser-Jenkins, C.R. 2008. Taxonomic revision of Indian subcontinental Pteridophytes; 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; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. ; Manickam, V.S., & Irudayaraj, V. (1992). Pteriodophyte Flora of the Western Ghats - South India. B.I.Publications Pvt. Ltd.
  • 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 decurrens. Downloaded on 3 October 2022.

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