Diplazium esculentum (Retz.) Sw.

  • Family (Christenhusz et al, 2011) : ATHYRIACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Athyriaceae
  • Species : Diplazium esculentum
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Diplazium esculentum (Retz.) Sw.
  • Collection Nos : HFP 975, CS 9920
  • Collector(s) Name : F. M. Jarrett & T. P. Ramamoorthy; Saldanha
  • Key identification features : Rhizome is erect, densely covered by linear-lanceolate scales at the apex. Stipes tufted, dark brown or black at the base, pale or grey-brown above, sparsely scaly at the base, glabrous above. Lamina deltoid, bipinnate with simply pinnate apex; pinnae upto 7 pairs, basal one or two pairs opposite or sub-opposite, rest of the pairs alternate; pinnae dark green, glabrous above and below, texture herbaceous. Sori linear all along the veins except the base and apex; indusia pale brown with wavy margin.
  • Habit : Herb-Terrestrial
  • Native : Asia
  • Comments : Common in open marshy places along streams and river banks.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Bisle Ghat; Sakhleshpur, Hassan
  • Distribution Locality : Chikamagalur; Hassan; Kodagu; Shimoga; Uttara Kannada
  • 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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