Lindsaea heterophylla Dryand.

  • Family (Christenhusz et al, 2011) : LINDSAEACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Lindsaeaceae
  • Species : Lindsaea heterophylla
  • Synonym : Schizoloma heterophyllum (Dryand.) J. Sm.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Lindsaea heterophylla Dryand.
  • Collection Nos : HFP 933
  • Collector(s) Name : F. M. Jarrett; C. J. Saldanha & T.P.Ramamoorthy
  • Key identification features : Rhizome upto 3 mm thick, often branched, densely covered by narrowly triangular scales all over. Stipes scattered, pale brown or stramineous above, tetragonal, glabrous and glossy. Lamina deltoid or ovate, bipinnate; pinnae upto 15 x 5 cm, imparipinnate, basal pairs often bear one to three branches on the basal acroscopic side; pinnules upto 10 pairs, alternate, shortly stalked; veins slightly distinct below, indistinct above, free, reaching the base of the sori in fertile ones; pinnules dark green, glabrous above and below; texture herbaceous. Sori submarginal, continuous all along the margin except at the cuneate base in unlobed pinnules, discontinuous in lobed ones; spores pale brown.
  • Habit : Herb-Terrestrial
  • Native : Madagascar
  • Comments : Common in Western Ghats.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Hassan
  • Distribution Locality : Hassan; Chikamagalur; Uttara Kannada; Dakshina Kannada
  • Floras referred : Fraser-Jenkins, Taxonomic revision of Indian Subcontinental Pteridophytes 2008; Rajagopal & Bhat, Pteridophytic flora of Karnataka State- 1998


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