Adiantum concinnum Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.

  • Family (Christenhusz et al, 2011) : PTERIDACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Pteridaceae
  • Species : Adiantum concinnum
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Adiantum concinnum Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.
  • Common name : Polished Maidenhair
  • Collection Nos : CS 10173
  • Collector(s) Name : Saldanha
  • Key identification features : The rhizome is erect or sub-erect and densely scaly at the apex. The stipes are tufted, slender, dark brown, sparsely scaly at the very base, glabrous and glossy above. The lamina is oblong-lanceolate, bipinnate or tripinnate; primary pinnae upto 10 pairs, alternate and lanceolate. The pinnae is pale green or dark green, glabrous above and below; texture thin and herbaceous. The sori are distributed all along the margin of the pinnule, except acroscopic and basiscopic bases; indusia reniform, glabrous, pale brown, papery; spores tetrahedral.
  • Habit : Herb-Terrestrial
  • Native : Puerto rico (USDA)
  • Comments : They are gregarious along fully exposed roadsides and road cuttings in higher altitudes.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Hanbal, Hassan
  • Distribution Locality : Hassan
  • Floras referred : Manickam V.S. and Irudayaraj V. (1992), Pteridophyte flora of the Western Ghats, South India


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