Pteris biaurita subsp. walkeriana Fraser-Jenk. & Dominic Rajkumar

  • Family (Christenhusz et al, 2011) : PTERIDACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Pteridaceae
  • Species : Pteris biaurita
  • Subspecies : walkeriana
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Pteris biaurita subsp. walkeriana Fraser-Jenk. & Dominic Rajkumar
  • Collection Nos : HFP 955, CS 10404
  • Collector(s) Name : F. M. Jarrett, T.P.Ramamoorthy; C.J.Saldanha
  • Key identification features : Bipinnatifid to basally tripinnatifid; basal veinlets between the ultimate segments unite below the sinus to form a single costal arch, which is taller and more pointed in subsp. walkeriana. Cytologically there is a diploid apomict.
  • Habit : Herb-Terrestrial
  • Comments : Occasional in higher elevations of Western Ghats.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Hassan; Castle Rock, Belgaum
  • Distribution Locality : Chikamagalur; Shimoga; Uttara Kannada; Belgaum; Tumkur
  • Floras referred : Deepa et al, Indian Fern J. 28 : 112-119 (2011); Fraser-Jenkins, Taxonomic revision of Indian Subcontinental Pteridophytes 2008; Rajagopal, P.K. & Bhat, K.G. (2016). Pteridophytes of Karnataka State, India. Vinayaka Prakashana Publishers.


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