Pteridium revolutum (Blume) Nakai

  • Family (Christenhusz et al, 2011) : DENNSTAEDTIACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Dennstaedtiaceae
  • Species : Pteridium revolutum
  • Basionym : Pteris revoluta Blume
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Pteridium revolutum (Blume) Nakai
  • Collection Nos : HFP 1577
  • Collector(s) Name : T. P. Ramamoorthy
  • Key identification features : Rhizome long, creeping, densely covered by pale brown, multicellular, deciduous hairs all over. Stipes scattered, dark brown to black and hairy at base, pale brown to stramineous and glabrous above. Lamina deltoid-ovate, broadly cuneate, tripinnatifid at base; primary pinnae about eight pairs, opposite or sub-opposite; secondary pinnae upto 12 pairs per primary pinnae, subopposite at base, shortly stalked or subsessile; pinnules upto 20 pairs per secondary pinnae, alternate, sessile; lamina dark green, texture coriaceous. Sori linear, submarginal.
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Comments : Abundant on grasslands and at forest fringes of hilly regions. P.aquilinum (L.) Kuhn is reported as an error in Peninsular India. (Jenkins, 2008)
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Hassan
  • Distribution Locality : Hassan; Kodagu; Chamrajnagar; Shimoga; Uttara Kannada
  • 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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