Pyrrosia porosa (C. Presl) Hovenkamp

 
  • Family : Polypodiaceae
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : POLYPODIACEAE
  • Basionym : Niphobolus porosus C. Presl
  • Synonym(s) : Pyrrosia stictica (Kunze) Holttum
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Pyrrosia porosa (C. Presl) Hovenkamp
  • Habit : Herb-Terrestrial
  • Habitat : On tree trunks in wet deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Common in Ghats above 700 m, grows on trees and rocks. This species is wrongly identified in some Indian floras as P.gardneri (Mett.) Sledge, P.nayariana Ching & P. Chandra and P.mollis (Kunze) Ching. (Fraser-Jenkins, 2008)
  • Fertile : September
  • Collector(s) Name : Saldanha, C.J.; C. J. Saldanha & T.P.Ramamoorthy; F.M. Jarrett; PK Rajagopal
  • Collection Date : 27/12/64; 03/05/1971;17 Oct., 1970; 01/09/1991
  • Collection Nos : CS 9374; HFP 1627; FMJ 564; PKR 497
  • Collection Locality : Yercaud Hills, Salem district, Tamil Nadu; Near Mallipatna, Hassan ; Avalanchi Shola, 6700 ft, Nilgiri; Tadiandamol route from Kakkabe, Kodagu dist.
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikamagalur district, Hassan district, Kodagu district, Chamrajnagar district, Tumkur district
    • Odisha : Kandhamal district, Phulbani district
    • Tamil Nadu : Shevaroy Hills (Salem district), The Nilgiri district
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Rajagopal, P.K. & Bhat, K.G. (2016). Pteridophytes of Karnataka State, India. Vinayaka Prakashana Publishers; H.O. Saxena and M. Brahmam. 1996. The Flora of Orissa, Vol-4; Fraser-Jenkins, C.R. 2008. Taxonomic revision of Indian subcontinental Pteridophytes
  • 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 porosa. Downloaded on 20 August 2019.

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