Leptochilus axillaris (Cav.) Kaulf.

  • Family (Christenhusz et al, 2011) : POLYPODIACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Polypodiaceae
  • Species : Leptochilus axillaris
  • Basionym : Acrostichum axillare Cav.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Leptochilus axillaris (Cav.) Kaulf.
  • Collection Nos : CJS 16386, CJS 16863
  • Collector(s) Name : C. J. Saldanha
  • Key identification features : Rhizome is slender, climber, green when fresh, black when dry, scaly at the apex; scales dark brown, conspicuously toothed along the margin. Stipes upto 1 cm apart, about 5 cm long in sterile fronds, about 25 cm long in fertile fronds; sterile lamina elliptic-lanceolate, base gradually decurrent; sori acrostichoid.
  • Habit : Climbing fern, Epiphytic
  • Native : India; China
  • Comments : Growing as climbers on fully shaded trees
  • Conservation Status : Endangered (EN)
  • Collection Locality : Hassan; Vanagur, Hassan
  • Distribution Locality : Chikamagalur; Hassan
  • Floras referred : Fraser-Jenkins, Taxonomic revision of Indian Subcontinental Pteridophytes 2008; Rajagopal & Bhat, Pteridophytic flora of Karnataka State- 1998


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