Pteris confusa T.G. Walker

  • Family (Christenhusz et al, 2011) : PTERIDACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Pteridaceae
  • Species : Pteris confusa
  • Synonym : Pteris quadriaurita auct. non Retz. (Rajagopal & Bhat, 2016)
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Pteris confusa T.G. Walker
  • Collection Nos : HFP 926
  • Collector(s) Name : F. M. Jarrett, C. J. Saldanha & T.P.Ramamoorthy
  • Key identification features : Rhizome erect, densely covered by linear lanceolate scales at the apex. Stipes upto 60 cm long, dark brown at the base, stramineous above, densely scaly at the very base, glabrous above. Lamina broadly ovate or deltoid, bipinnate; pinnae upto 15 pairs, ascending, opposite, sub-sessile; pinnules upto 25 pairs, linear oblong, margin entire; pinnae dark green, small pinnule present on the junction of costa and costule. Sori all along the margin except at the apex of the pinnule, dark brown; indusia rigid, pale brown; spores dark brown.
  • Habit : Herb-Terrestrial
  • Native : Tropical America; Tropical Asia; Tropical Africa
  • Comments : Usually seen along stream banks in the forest interior.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Hassan
  • Distribution Locality : Hassan
  • Floras referred : Fraser-Jenkins, Taxonomic revision of Indian Subcontinental Pteridophytes 2008; Manickam V.S & Irudayaraj V. (1992)- Pteridophyte flora of W.Ghats, South India; Rajagopal, P.K. & Bhat, K.G. (2016). Pteridophytes of Karnataka State, India. Vinayaka Prakashana Publishers.


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