Botrychium lanuginosum Wall. ex Hook. & Grev.

  • Family (Christenhusz et al, 2011) : OPHIOGLOSSACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Ophioglossaceae
  • Species : Botrychium lanuginosum
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Botrychium lanuginosum Wall. ex Hook. & Grev.
  • Collection Nos : KFP 9444
  • Collector(s) Name : C. J. Saldanha
  • Key identification features : Rhizome erect, tufted or solitary; young bud arising from matured rhizome, densely clothed by pale yellowish-brown, unicellular hairs. Stipes ensheathed by withered stipes at the base, pale green, terete, fleshy, plicate when dry, sparsely covered by unicellular hairs. Lamina angulate-ovate or deltoid-ovate, usually divided into three primary sterile branches, each sterile branch bipinnatifid or tripinnatifid, broadly ovate, ultimate pinnae oblong or narrowly deltoid, margin lobed about half way to the costule; lamina pale green, texture soft herbaceous; main rachis, costa and costules densely covered by deciduous unicellular, soft hairs; fertile branch arising from the stalk of the middle sterile branch, tripinnate or quadripinnate; sporangia borne in groups or in two alternate rows on the ultimate segments, spherical, sessile, dehisced by vertical slit; spores pale green, globoid in distal view.
  • Habit : Herb-Epiphytic
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka, China, South-East Asia
  • Comments : Growing on shaded moist forest floor.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Charmadi Ghat, Hassan
  • Distribution Locality : Chikamagalur; Mysore; Hassan
  • 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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