Pteris pellucida C. Presl

  • Family (Christenhusz et al, 2011) : PTERIDACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Pteridaceae
  • Species : Pteris pellucida
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Pteris camerooniana Kuhn
  • Collection Nos : CJS 15980, KFP 7703
  • Collector(s) Name : C. J. Saldanha; S.R.Ramesh, S.B.Manohar
  • Key identification features : Rhizome is erect and densely covered by lanceolate scales at the apex. Stipes more or less uniform, chestnut brown all overexcept the stramineous or yellowish-brown distal part, glossy and glabrous all over. Lamina broadly obovate, simply pinnate with ternate apex; pinnae spreading or ascending, pale green coloured, glabrous above and below, often glossy on the upper surface, texture coriaceous. Sori linear marginal except at the apex and base or along the margin of the one-third to half of the distal or median part of the pinna exccluding the apex; spores trilete and tetrahederal.
  • Habit : Herb-Terrestrial
  • Native : Tropical America; Tropical Asia; Tropical Africa
  • Comments : Usually growing inside the forest in fully shaded places.
  • Conservation Status : Vulnerable (VU)
  • Collection Locality : Marenahalli, Hassan; Mysore
  • Distribution Locality : Chikamagalur; Dakshina Kannada; Shimoga; Uttara Kannada; Mysore; Kodagu
  • 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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