Bolbitis appendiculata var. appendiculata (Willd.) K. Iwats.

  • Family (Christenhusz et al, 2011) : DRYOPTERIDACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Dryopteridaceae
  • Species : Bolbitis appendiculata
  • Variety : appendiculata
  • Basionym : Acrostichum appendiculatum Willd.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Egenolfia appendiculata (Willd.) J. Sm.
  • Collection Nos : KFP 12689; CJS 16349
  • Collector(s) Name : C. J. Saldanha, B.R.Ramesh, M. S. Eshwar Rao; C. J. Saldanha
  • Key identification features : Rhizome is short, creeping and covered by ovate-lanceolate scales at the apex. Stipes are arranged in two closely, alternate rows, dark green when fresh and grey-green when dry, sparsely scaly at the base, rarely scaly above. Sterile lamina lanceolate, simply pinnate, progressively narrowed towards caudate; pinnae upto 25 pairs, one or two pairs of basal pinnae slightly reduced, opposite at the base; pinnae dark green when fresh, dark olivaceous when dry, glabrous above and below; texture firm, herbaceous; dark brown coloured, small and toothed scales scattered all over the rachis of fertile and sterile fronds, fertile fronds with longer stipes; fertile pinnae upto 25 pairs; sori acrostichoid, covering the lower surface, covering the costa when mature; spores monolete, spherical, pale brown.
  • Habit : Herb-Lithophyte, Terrestrial
  • Native : China; India; Malaysia; Laos; Vietnam; Thailand; Japan; Province of China
  • Comments : Occurs as a lithophyte along river banks under shaded rocks.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Chikmagalur; Maranahalli, Hassan
  • Distribution Locality : Chikamagalur; Hassan; 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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