Actiniopteris radiata (Sw.) Link

 
  • Family : Pteridaceae
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : PTERIDACEAE
  • Basionym : Asplenium radiatum Sw.
  • Synonym(s) : Actiniopteris australis (L.f) Link
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Actiniopteris radiata (Sw.) Link
  • Habit : Herb-Terrestrial
  • Comments / notes : It is a low altitude, terrestrial or lithophytic fern growing in large colonies along road sides in fully exposed places.
  • Fertile : November
  • Collector(s) Name : Jarrett, C. Saldanha & Ramamoorthy
  • Collection Nos : HFP 603
  • Collection Locality : Bangalore, Hassan
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district, Chittoor district, Kadapa district, East Godavari district, Guntur district, Krishna district, Kurnool district, Nellore district, Prakasam district, Srikakulam district, Vishakapatnam district, Vizianagaram district, West Godavari district
    • Telangana : Nalgonda district, KNM, Mehboobnagar district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Kolar district, CMNG, Bangalore district, Hassan district, Bellary district, Bidar district, Chitradurga district, Mandya district, Mysore district, Raichur district, Tumkur district
    • Odisha : Angul district, Balasore district, Bargarh district, Bolangir district, Boudh district, Cuttack district, Deogarh district, Dhenkanal district, Gajapati district, Ganjam district, Kalhandi district, Kandhamal district, Kendrapara district, Keonjhar district, Khurda district, Koraput district, Malkangiri district, Mayurbhanj district, Puri district, Rayagada district,Sambalpur district, Sundergarh district, PLN
    • Tamil Nadu : CGP, Coimbatore district, Dindigul district, Dharmapuri district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Karur district, Krishnagiri district, Madurai district, Namakkal district, Pudukkottai district, Sivaganga district, Salem district, Tiruchirapalli district, Tiruvannamalai district, Villipuram district, Vellore district
  • World Distribution : Africa, Indian sub-continent
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : Fraser-Jenkins, Taxonomic revision of Indian Subcontinental Pteridophytes 2008; Rajagopal & Bhat, Pteridophytic flora of Karnataka State- 1998;J.L. Ellis.1990. Flora of Nallamalais Vol-2; 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; N. P.Singh. 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka, Vol.2 Manickam V.S & Irudayaraj V. (1992)- Pteridophyte flora of W.Ghats, South India; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; N.P.Singh, 1988- Flora of Eastern Karnataka
  • 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=Actiniopteris radiata. Downloaded on 22 August 2019.

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