Pityrogramma calomelanos (L.) Link

 
  • Family : PTERIDACEAE
    (MAIDENHAIR FERN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : PTERIDACEAE
  • Basionym : Acrostichum calomelanos L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Pityrogramma calomelanos (L.) Link
  • Common name : Silver Fern
  • Habit : Herb-Terrestrial
  • Habitat : Along roadside slopes, on clayey soil in partial shade
  • Comments / notes : Common
  • Key identification features : Terrestrial, tufted ferns with creeping rhizome; sori silvery when young, brown when old
  • Collector(s) Name : FM. Jarrett, C. Saldanha & T.P. Ramamoorthy; PK Rajagopal
  • Collection Date : 08/10/1970; 21/01/1990
  • Collection Nos : HFP 917
  • Collection Locality : Yethinahalla, Hassan; Kadri, Mangalore
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikamagalur district, Udupi district, Dakshina Kannada district, Hassan district, Kodagu district, Shimoga district, Tumkur district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Tamil Nadu : The Nilgiri district
  • Native : Mexico, Central America, South America
  • 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; Subhash Chandra. The Ferns of India (Enumeration, Synonyms & Distribution). (2007). International Book Distributors.
  • 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=Pityrogramma calomelanos. Downloaded on 8 July 2020.

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