Asplenium unilaterale Lam.

  • Family (Christenhusz et al, 2011) : ASPLENIACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Aspleniaceae
  • Species : Asplenium unilaterale
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Asplenium unilaterale Lam.
  • Key identification features : Rhizome long, creeping and slender, covered by lanceolate scales all over. The stipes are scattered, pale brown to dark brown, glossy, glabrous. Lamina is oblong-lanceolate, simply pinnate; pinnae upto 40 pairs, opposite or sub-opposite, two to four pairs of basal pinnae slightly reduced; pinnae of the distal part of the frond decrease progressively in size; pinnae dark green, glabrous above and below, texture herbaceous. Sori two or three pairs, confined to the distal part of pinnae; spores spherical.
  • Habit : Herb-Lithophyte
  • Native : Southern Africa; Hawaii
  • Comments : Occasional in the Western Ghats, growing on wet rocks along streams.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Chikamagalur; Shimoga
  • 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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