Asplenium yoshinagae subsp. austroindicum Fraser-Jenk.

 
  • Family : Aspleniaceae
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : ASPLENIACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Not Found in The Plant List
  • Habit : Herb-Epiphytic
  • Comments / notes : Epiphyte on shola trees or lithophyte along fully or partially shaded stream banks
  • Key identification features : Rhizome is erect, covered by ovate-lanceolate scales all over. Stipes are brownish-green to dark brown, rounded below, sparsely covered by small, soft, pale brown scales all over. Lamina is simply pinnate, oblanceolate to linear-lanceolate, progressively narrowed to the distal part; pinnae upto 30 pairs, sub-opposite at base, alternate above, shortly stalked; pinnae pale green, glabrous above and below except the occurrence of small, soft scales all over the rachis; texture subcoriaceous. Sori copious, more or less one per lobe, imbricate, spores reniform or elliptic, perispore with narrow, folded wing.
  • Collector(s) Name : PK Rajagopal
  • Collection Nos : PKR 501; PKR 355
  • Collection Locality : Tadiyandamole, Kodagu dist.
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Kodagu (Coorg) district
    • Odisha : Similipal Hills (Mayurbhanj district), Koraput district, Rayagada district
  • Conservation Status : Near Threatened (NT)
  • Literature : Fraser-Jenkins, Taxonomic revision of Indian Subcontinental Pteridophytes 2008
  • 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=Asplenium yoshinagae subsp. austroindicum. Downloaded on 17 August 2019.

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