Pyrrosia lanceolata (L.) Farw.

 
  • Family : POLYPODIACEAE
    (OAKLEAF FERN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : POLYPODIACEAE
  • Basionym : Acrostichum lanceolatum L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Pyrrosia lanceolata (L.) Farw.
  • Habit : Herb-Epiphytic or Lithophytic
  • Habitat : On wet tree trunks
  • Comments / notes : Common in the coastal belt and also in the W. Ghats at lower reaches; grows so gregariously that it often covers the whole tree trunk or as a thick mat on rocks
  • Fertile : September
  • Collector(s) Name : F. M. Jarrett, C. J. Saldanha & T.P.Ramamoorthy; PK Rajagopal; C.J. Saldanha & N.S. Ravindra
  • Collection Date : 20/08/1990; 14/06/1978
  • Collection Nos : HFP 932; PKR 286; KFP 1347
  • Collection Locality : Hassan; Udupi; In a sacred groove Malloore near Mangalore, Dakshina Kanada dist.
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Kodagu district, Shimoga district, Hassan district, Udupi district
    • Odisha : Kandhamal district, Phulbani district
  • 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. 1996. The Flora of Orissa, Vol-4
  • 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=Pyrrosia lanceolata. Downloaded on 6 April 2020.

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