Lepisorus nudus (Hook.) Ching

  • Family (Christenhusz et al, 2011) : POLYPODIACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Polypodiaceae
  • Species : Lepisorus nudus
  • Basionym : Pleopeltis nuda Hook.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Lepisorus nudus (Hook.) Ching
  • Collection Nos : CJS 15275
  • Collector(s) Name : C.J.Saldanha
  • Key identification features : Rhizome is long, creeping, branched, densely covered by appressed scales. Stipes scattered, about 2 cm apart, stramineous or grey-brown to dark or reddish-brown, abaxially rounded, adaxially grooved, scaly at very base, glabrous. Laminae simplelinear-elliptic to linear-lanceolate, widest just below the mid-portion from where gradually narrowing towards both the ends, margin entire; midrib slightly raised above and below; veins immersed, indistinct above and below; lamina dark green above, pale green below, glabrous; texture chartaceous to subcoriaceous. Sori superficial arranged in distal half of the frond in two rows between margin and midrib, conspicuous; sorus scales different from rhizome scales, spores reniform or ovoid or ellipsoid, whitish.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Native : India; South-East Asia
  • Comments : Common in Western Ghats at higher elevation growing as epiphyte on trees or as lithophyte.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Hassan
  • Distribution Locality : Chikamagalur; Hassan; Kodagu; Chamrajnagar; Shimoga; Uttara Kannada
  • Floras referred : Fraser-Jenkins, Taxonomic revision of Indian Subcontinental Pteridophytes 2008; Rajagopal & Bhat, Pteridophytic flora of Karnataka State- 1998


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