Adiantum caudatum L.

  • Family (Christenhusz et al, 2011) : PTERIDACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Pteridaceae
  • Species : Adiantum caudatum
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Adiantum caudatum L.
  • Collection Nos : CS 8914
  • Collector(s) Name : C. J. Saldanha
  • Key identification features : The rhizome is erect and densely covered by lanceolate scales all over. The stipes are numerous, tufted, dark brown; densely covred with long and pale brown, multicellular, uniseriate, slender hairs all over. The lamina is oblong-lanceolate, progressively narrowed towards, simply pinnate; pinnae about 40 pairs, alternate, sessile or sub-sessile. Pinnae pale green coloured, texture herbaceous with long, soft and pale brown hairs sparsely distributed both above and below. The sori are marginal, reniform or orbicular; indusia densely or sparsely pubescent above.
  • Habit : Herb-Terrestrial
  • Native : Tropical Africa; Tropical Asia
  • Comments : They are found as terrestrials along fully exposed, dry places or clearings along roadsides.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Nandi Hills
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore
  • Floras referred : Fraser-Jenkins, Taxonomic revision of Indian Subcontinental Pteridophytes 2008; Manickam V.S & Irudayaraj V. (1992)- Pteridophyte flora of W.Ghats, South India


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