Cyclosorus interruptus Sensu. Ching

  • Family (Christenhusz et al, 2011) : THELYPTERIDACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) :
  • Species : Cyclosorus interruptus
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Thelypteris interrupta (Willd.) K. Iwats.
  • Collection Nos : HFP 993, HFP 813
  • Collector(s) Name : F. M. Jarrett & T. P. Ramamoorthy
  • Key identification features : Rhizome is wide creeping, profusely branched, scaly at the apex. Lamina elliptic-lanceolate, simply pinnate; pinnae upto 27 pairs, subopposite or alternate, sessile or very shortly stalked, basal pinnae not reduced, few pairs of distal pinnae rather abruptly reduced; lower surface of costa, rachis, costules, veins and interveinal areas densely covered by long, soft aciular or capitate hairs, upper surface of the pinnae glabrous; texture chartaceous, lamina pale green; sori median on the veins, upto eight pairs in two rows arranged in v-shape; sori indusiate, sporangial stalk bearing capitate hairs; spores monolete, ellipsoidal.
  • Habit : Herb-Terrestrial
  • Native : Tropical Asia; Malaysia; New Guinea
  • Comments : Common in shade in the forests of Western Ghats.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Hassan
  • Distribution Locality : Chikamagalur; Hassan; Mysore; Manya; Tumkur; Uttara Kannada
  • Floras referred : 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; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976


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