Bolbitis semicordata (Baker) Ching

  • Family (Christenhusz et al, 2011) : DRYOPTERIDACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Dryopteridaceae
  • Species : Bolbitis semicordata
  • Synonym : Bolbitis semicordata var. incisa Nayar & Chandra
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Bolbitis semicordata (Baker) Ching
  • Collection Nos : HFP 1000; CJS 16350
  • Collector(s) Name : F. M. Jarrett & T.P.Ramamoorthy; C. J. Saldanha
  • Key identification features : Rhizome is short, creeping and densely covered by lanceolate scales all over. Stipes are crowded, arranged in two rows, stramineous to greyish, flattened below, sparsely scaly throughout including rachis. Lamina simply pinnate, narrowly deltoid, progressively narrowed from the base to the apex, bearing terminal pinnae slightly different from the others; pinnae upto 6 pairs, slightly ascending, sessile, margin sub-entire, crenate or serrate; pinnae glabrous above and below, dark green, texture herbaceous; fertile fronds upto 8 pairs, alternate, margin entire; sori acrostichoid; spores abortive.
  • Habit : Herb-Lithophyte
  • Native : India
  • Comments : Found along shaded stream banks.
  • Conservation Status : Rare (R) (Jenkins, 2008)
  • Collection Locality : Maranahalli, Hassan
  • Distribution Locality : Chikamagalur; Dakshina Kannada; Hassan; Shimoga; Uttara Kannada
  • Floras referred : Fraser-Jenkins, Taxonomic revision of Indian Subcontinental Pteridophytes 2008; Rajagopal & Bhat, Pteridophytic flora of Karnataka State- 1998


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