Cheilanthes mysurensis Wall.

  • Family (Christenhusz et al, 2011) : PTERIDACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Pteridaceae
  • Species : Cheilanthes mysurensis
  • Synonym : Cheilanthes swartzii Webb & Berthel.; Cheilanthes opposita Kaulf.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cheilosoria mysurensis (Wall. ex Hook.) Ching & K.H. Shing
  • Collection Nos : CS 15182
  • Collector(s) Name : C.J.Saldanha
  • Key identification features : Rhizome erect, upto 2.5 cm thick, densely scaly at the apex, scales linear-lanceolate. Stipes tufted, upto 6.5 cm long, 2 mm thick, glossy, brittle, densely scaly at the base, sparsely above with persistent bases of scales. Lamina linear-lanceolate, narrowed towards both the ends, bipinnatifid; pinnae upto 25 pairs, opposite, few pairs of basal pinnae reduced to deflexed auricles; largest pinna ovate, sessile; pinnules upto seven pairs, oblong, adnate with the costa, margin lobed more or less half way to the costule; spex of the lobe truncate, margin entire; pinnae dark green, glabrous above and below; texture herbaceous, rachis sparsely covered by dark brown, linear scales and persistent bases of scales. Sori semicircular, solitary or in pairs on the margin of each lobe; spores monolete, globose, yellowish-brown.
  • Habit : Herb-Terrestrial
  • Native : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Hassan
  • Distribution Locality : Hassan;Tumkur
  • Floras referred : Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; Rajagopal, P.K. & Bhat, K.G. (2016). Pteridophytes of Karnataka State, India. Vinayaka Prakashana Publishers.


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