Thelypteris papilio (C. Hope) K. Iwats.

  • Family (Christenhusz et al, 2011) : THELYPTERIDACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Thelypteridaceae
  • Species : Thelypteris papilio
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cyclosorus papilio (C. Hope) Ching
  • Collection Nos : HFP 713
  • Collector(s) Name : F. M. Jarrett & C. J. Saldanha
  • Key identification features : Rhizome erect, upto 3 cm thick; scales lanceolate, pale brown. Stipes tufted, grey-green, glabrous above scaly at the base. Lamina lanceolate; pinnae upto 31 pairs, alternate or subopposite, 6-12 pairs of basal pinnae progressively reduced, few pairs of basalmost pinnae reduced to tubercules; largest pinna sessile, linear-lanceolate, margin lobed less than half way to the costa; lobes upto 30 pairs; abaxial side of rachis and costa densely hairy, sparsely on the costules above; veins upto seven pairs, usually simple; pinnae pale green, glabrous all over. Sori median on two to six pairs of basal veins, upto 1.25 mm in diameter
  • Habit : Herb-Terrestrial
  • Native : India
  • Comments : Ocassional in the W.Ghats, growing along stream banks.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Hassan
  • Distribution Locality : Hassan; Chikamagalur; Shimoga; Uttara Kannada
  • Floras referred : Fraser-Jenkins, Taxonomic revision of Indian Subcontinental Pteridophytes 2008; Rajagopal & Bhat, Pteridophytic flora of Karnataka State- 1998


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