Asplenium obscurum Blume

 
  • Family (Christenhusz et al, 2011) : ASPLENIACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Aspleniaceae
  • Species : Asplenium obscurum
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Asplenium obscurum Blume
  • Collection Nos : KFP 9481
  • Collector(s) Name : Saldanha
  • Key identification features : Rhizome is short or long, creeping, densely scaly at the apex. Stipes are scattered, grey-green, scaly at the base, glabrous above. Lamina oblong-lanceolate, simply pinnate; pinnae about 25 pairs, opposite or sub-opposite, shortly stalked; pinnae dark green, glabrous above and below; texture herbaceous. Sori seated on sub-basal part of acroscopic veinlet, indusia pale brown, entire; spores ellipsoid or planoconvex, dark green with many surface folds.
  • Habit : Herb-Terrestrial
  • Native : Madagascar
  • Comments : Terrestrials or lithophytes alongside fully shaded stream banks.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Bababudan Hills
  • Distribution Locality : Chikamagalur
  • Floras referred : Manickam V.S & Irudayaraj V. (1992)- Pteridophyte flora of W.Ghats, South India

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