Asplenium yoshinagae subsp. austroindicum Fraser-Jenk.

 
  • Family (Christenhusz et al, 2011) : ASPLENIACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Aspleniaceae
  • Species : Asplenium yoshinagae
  • Subspecies : austroindicum
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Asplenium yoshinagae Makino subsp. austroindicum Fraser-Jenk.
  • Collection Nos : CJS 15250, KFP 8580
  • Collector(s) Name : C. J. Saldanha; Saldanha & K. P. Sreenath
  • Key identification features : Rhizome is erect, covered by ovate-lanceolate scales all over. Stipes are brownish-green to dark brown, rounded below, sparsely covered by small, soft, pale brown scales all over. Lamina is simply pinnate, oblanceolate to linear-lanceolate, progressively narrowed to the distal part; pinnae upto 30 pairs, sub-opposite at base, alternate above, shortly stalked; pinnae pale green, glabrous above and below except the occurrence of small, soft scales all over the rachis; texture subcoriaceous. Sori copious, more or less one per lobe, imbricate, spores reniform or elliptic, perispore with narrow, folded wing.
  • Habit : Herb-Epiphytic
  • Comments : Epiphytes on shola trees or lithophytes along fully or partially shaded stream banks. On tree trunks among mosses.
  • Conservation Status : Near Threatened (NT)
  • Collection Locality : Hassan
  • Distribution Locality : Hassan
  • Floras referred : Fraser-Jenkins, Taxonomic revision of Indian Subcontinental Pteridophytes 2008

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