Asplenium aethiopicum (Burm. f.) Bech.

  • Family (Christenhusz et al, 2011) : ASPLENIACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Aspleniaceae
  • Species : Asplenium aethiopicum
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Asplenium aethiopicum (Burm. f.) Bech.
  • Collection Nos : HFP 455
  • Collector(s) Name : Saldanha & Ramamoorthy
  • Key identification features : The rhizome is erect or sub-erect, densely clothed by scales intermingled with long, wooly hairs; scales linear-lanceolate, hair pointed, margin toothed. The stipes are tufted, dark brown, densely clothed by scales and hairs. Lamina is ovate-lanceolate, bipinnate; primary pinnae upto 25 pairs, alternate or sub-opposite, apex with long, serrate pinnule; pinnules are upto 12 pairs, sessile, alternate, trilobed, margin serrate; pinnae pale green, texture sub-coriaceous. Sori upto 1 cm long, narrowing at ends; spores reniform.
  • Habit : Herb-Terrestrial
  • Comments : Frequent along roadsides on partially or fully shaded stream banks/forest edges in Western Ghats and B.R.Hills of Chamrajnagar.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Hassan
  • Distribution Locality : Hassan; Kodagu; Mysore; Chikamagalur; Tumkur; Chamarajnagar
  • 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; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District


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