Pteris vittata L.

  • Family (Christenhusz et al, 2011) : PTERIDACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Pteridaceae
  • Species : Pteris vittata
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Pteris vittata L.
  • Collection Nos : CS 11016, HFP 1020
  • Collector(s) Name : C. J. Saldanha; F.M.Jarrett & T.P.Ramamoorthy
  • Key identification features : Rhizome sub-erect, covered by ovate-lanceolate scales at the apex. Stipes tufted, pale brown, scaly at the base, minute, scattered, persistent bases of scales distributed above. Lamina lanceolate, simply pinnate; pinnae upto 35 pairs, opposite or sub-opposite, sessile, linear-lanceolate; upto 6-10 pairs of basal pinnae progressively reduced to deflexed auricles; pinnae pale green, glabrous; texture herbaceous; sori all along the margin upto the base except the apex; spores yellowish-green with tangled thread-like thickenings.
  • Habit : Herb-Terrestrial
  • Native : India, China
  • Comments : Generally growing on laterite walls and crevices.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Castle Rock, Belgaum; Hassan
  • Distribution Locality : Dakshina Kannada; Kodagu; Mysore; Uttara Kannada; Chikamagalur
  • Floras referred : Fraser-Jenkins, Taxonomic revision of Indian Subcontinental Pteridophytes 2008; Manickam V.S & Irudayaraj V. (1992)- Pteridophyte flora of W.Ghats, South India; Deepa et al, Annals of Plant Sciences, 2013, 02 (11).


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