Asplenium obscurum Blume

  • Family (as per The APG System III) : ASPLENIACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Asplenium obscurum Blume
  • Habit : Herb-Terrestrial
  • Comments / notes : Terrestrial or lithophytic alongside fully shaded stream banks.
  • Key identification features : Rhizome is short or long, creeping, densely scaly at the apex. Stipes are scattered, grey-green, scaly at the base, glabrous above. Lamina oblong-lanceolate, simply pinnate; pinnae about 25 pairs, opposite or sub-opposite, shortly stalked; pinnae dark green, glabrous above and below; texture herbaceous. Sori seated on sub-basal part of acroscopic veinlet, indusia pale brown, entire; spores ellipsoid or planoconvex, dark green with many surface folds.
  • Collector(s) Name : C. J. Saldanha
  • Collection Nos : KFP 9481
  • Collection Locality : Bababudan Hills
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikamagalur district
  • Native : Madagascar
  • World Distribution : Madagascar, India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Manickam V.S & Irudayaraj V. (1992)- Pteridophyte flora of W.Ghats, South India
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. obscurum. Downloaded on 10 April 2021.

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