Adiantum philippense subsp. philippense L.

  • Family (Christenhusz et al, 2011) : PTERIDACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Pteridaceae
  • Species : Adiantum philippense
  • Subspecies : philippense
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Adiantum lunulatum Burm. f.
  • Collection Nos : CS 10971
  • Collector(s) Name : Saldanha
  • Key identification features : The rhizome is erect or sub-erect covered by ovate-lanceolate scales. The stipes are tufted, wiry, numerous, dark brown or black coloured, glabrous above. The lamina is lanceolate, simply pinnate; pinnae distinctly stalked, fan shaped; pale green coloured, glabrous above and below; texture herbaceous. Sori continuous along the edge of the lobe; spores triangular.
  • Habit : Herb-Terrestrial
  • Native : Tropical Asia; Tropical Africa
  • Comments : They are terrestrials commonly seen along partially or fully exposed roadsides; rarely also seen as lithophytes. 'Though more cytology needed in South India'- CRFJ.
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Collection Locality : Shiradi Ghat, Hassan
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore; Chikamagalur; Dakshina Kannada; Udupi; Hassan; Mysore; Shimoga; Uttara Kannada
  • Floras referred : Fraser-Jenkins, Taxonomic revision of Indian Subcontinental Pteridophytes 2008; Rajagopal, P.K. & Bhat, K.G. (2016). Pteridophytes of Karnataka State, India. Vinayaka Prakashana Publishers.


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