Osmunda hugeliana Presl.

 
  • Family (Christenhusz et al, 2011) : OSMUNDACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Osmundaceae
  • Species : Osmunda hugeliana
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Osmunda hugeliana Presl.
  • Collection Nos : HFP 1049
  • Collector(s) Name : F. M. Jarrett & T. P. Ramamoorthy
  • Key identification features : Rhizome is erect or sub-erect, massive, scales absent; stipes tufted, numerous, rufous brown, glabrous, glossy. Lamina lanceolate, bipinnate, distal one fourth to one-sixth part bearing sporangia; sterile pinnae upto seven pairs, alternate or sub-opposite, shortly stalked; pinnules upto eight pairs, alternate, sessile or shortly stalked; pinnae pale green to rufous brown, glabrous; texture subcoriaceous, stiff; fertile pinnules compressed, panicle forming, cylindrical, bearing large spherical sporangia all over the branches; spores trilete, globose.
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Native : India
  • Conservation Status : Near Threatened (NT) (Jenkins, 2008)
  • Collection Locality : Hassan
  • Distribution Locality : Chikamagalur; Hassan; Kodagu; 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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