Asplenium zenkerianum Kunze

  • Family (as per The APG System III) : ASPLENIACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved Name
  • Habit : Herb-Terrestrial
  • Comments / notes : Lithophyte on fully shaded forest floor along stream banks
  • Key identification features : Rhizome short creeping or prostrate, densely covered by ovate to ovate-lanceolate scales all over. Stipes are crowded, dark brown abaxially, green adaxially when fresh, rounded below, grooved above, densely or sparsely covered by pale brown, fimbriate scales. Lamina oblong-lanceolate, apex acuminate, simply pinnate; usually rooting by apical bud formed below the costa of the terminal pinna; pinnae about 15 pairs, spreading, shortly stalked; pinnae dark green, glabrous above and below, texture chartaceous. Sori linear along basal part of acroscopic veinlet forming two oblique rows along the costa; indusia yellowish-green when young, entire, glabrous; spores ellipsoid or spherical.
  • Collector(s) Name : C. J. Saldanha & F. M. Jarrett
  • Collection Nos : CS 17041
  • Collection Locality : Kodaikanal
  • Distribution :
    • Tamil Nadu : Kodaikanal (Dindigul district)
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • 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. zenkerianum. Downloaded on 10 April 2021.

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