Drynaria quercifolia (L.) J. Sm.

 
  • Family (Christenhusz et al, 2011) : POLYPODIACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Polypodiaceae
  • Species : Drynaria quercifolia
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Drynaria quercifolia (L.) J. Sm.
  • Collection Nos : HFP 636, CS 9923
  • Collector(s) Name : F. M. Jarrett, C. J. Saldanha & T.P.Ramamoorthy; C. J. Saldanha
  • Key identification features : Rhizome is short and creeping, densely clothed by scales; scales linear-lanceolate; nest leaves ovate, apex acute, margin shallowly lobed, midrib and primary veins distinctly raised above and below; stipes grey-brown, narrowly winged on either side, glabrous all over. Lamina oblong, pinnately lobed, terminated by a pinnule similar to the lateral ones, base decurrent; lobes upto 15 pairs, basal pairs much reduced; pinnae pale green, glabrous, texture coriaceous. Sori seated at the juncture of veins, more or less in two rows along each primary vein, orbicular, exindusiate; spores reniform, pale brown.
  • Habit : Herb-Epiphytic
  • Native : India; South-East Asia; Australia
  • Comments : Common epiphyte on old trees, especially along road sides, sometimes it grows in old building crevices.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Hassan; Shakleshpur, Hassan
  • Distribution Locality : Dakshina Kannada; Hassan; Chamrajnagar; Mysore; Tumkur; Uttara Kannada; Bangalore; Shimoga
  • 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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