Adiantum incisum Forssk.

  • Family (Christenhusz et al, 2011) : PTERIDACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Pteridaceae
  • Species : Adiantum incisum
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Adiantum incisum Forssk.
  • Collection Nos : CS 18567
  • Collector(s) Name : C. J. Saldanha
  • Key identification features : Erect rhizome, densely covered by lanceolate scales all over. Stipes are numerous, tufted, reddish-brown to dark brown, glossy, sparsely covered by long, soft and slender hairs. The lamina is oblong-lanceolate, slender, simply pinnate, with about 25 pairs of pinnae; pinnae pale green in colour, glabrous above and below, texture herbaceous. Sori marginal, oblong or reniform, indusia dark brown, entire and glabrous; spores pale brown.
  • Habit : Herb-Terrestrial
  • Native : South America; Mexico
  • Comments : A xerophytic fern usually growing on rock crevices, often in drier regions.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : ChikkaRagihalli, Bannerghatta, Bangalore
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore; Bidar; Chikamagalur; Chitradurga; Hassan; Mysore; Tumkur
  • 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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