Pteris biaurita subsp. biaurita L.

  • Family : PTERIDACEAE
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : PTERIDACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Pteris biaurita L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Pteris biaurita L.
  • Habit : Herb-Terrestrial
  • Comments / notes : Occasional along streams.
  • Key identification features : Rhizome is erect and densely covered by lanceolate scales at the apex. Stipes are tufted, numerous, pale brown at the base and stramineous above, scaly at the base and glabrous above. Lamina lanceolate, bipinnatifid; pinnae upto 12 pairs; pinnae pale green, texture subcoriaceous; small pinnule borne at the base of each costule. Sori borne all along the margin except at the base of the sinus and at the apex of the lobe; spores dark brown.
  • Fertile : September-May
  • Collector(s) Name : C. Saldanha; F.M. Jarrett & T.P Ramamoorthi
  • Collection Date : 27/12/1966; 24/10/1970
  • Collection Nos : 10404; HFP 955
  • Collection Locality : Castle Rock, Belgaum; one mile below Hulahalli, Hassan District
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Hassan district, Belagavi district
    • Odisha : Similipal Hills (Mayurbhanj district), Kalahandi district, Koraput district, Nayagarh district, Gandamardhan Hills (Bargarh district), Bolangir district, Mahendragiri Hills (Ganjam district)
  • World Distribution : Pantropical
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Fraser-Jenkins, C.R. 2008. Taxonomic revision of Indian subcontinental Pteridophytes; H.O. Saxena and M. Brahmam. 1989. The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; 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. biaurita subsp. biaurita. Downloaded on 2 December 2023.

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