Asplenium cheilosorum Kunze ex Mett.

  • Family (Christenhusz et al, 2011) : ASPLENIACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) :
  • Species : Asplenium cheilosorum
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Asplenium cheilosorum Kunze ex Mett.
  • Collection Nos : HFP 1183
  • Collector(s) Name : Saldanha & Ramamoorthy
  • Key identification features : The rhizome is short, creeping and densely scaly at the apex; scales lanceolate, pale brown, entire. The stipes are crowded, slender, dark brown, glossy and glabrous. The lamina is oblong-lanceolate, simply pinnate; pinnae upto 40 pairs, spreading, basal few pairs sub-sessile while others are sessile; pinnae dark green coloured, glabrous above and below; texture thin and membranous. Sori confined to lobes only, linear, sub-marginal along the veins, barrel-shaped; indusia pale brown, entire, sporangia and spores mostly abortive ones.
  • Habit : Herb-Terrestrial
  • Native : India; China; Sri Lanka; Malaysia
  • Comments : They are lithophytes on fully shaded forest floors along stream banks.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Hassan
  • Distribution Locality : Chikamagalur; Hassan; Kodagu
  • 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


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