Ophioglossum gramineum Willd.

  • Family (Christenhusz et al, 2011) : OPHIOGLOSSACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Ophioglossaceae
  • Species : Ophioglossum gramineum
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ophioglossum lusitanicum subsp. coriaceum (A. Cunn.) R.T. Clausen
  • Collection Nos : HFP 697
  • Collector(s) Name : F. M. Jarrett, C. J. Saldanha & T.P.Ramamoorthy
  • Key identification features : Rhizome subglobose to cylindrical, tuberous, bearing one to three fronds at the apex, many thick, fleshy roots all over; entire plant 3-5 cm long, common stalk about 1.5 cm long, 1 mm wide; sterile blade linear, acuminate, attenuate at base, margin entire; veins anastomising to form four to six series of long, stretched areoles; sterile blade pale green, glabrous; texture herbaceous. Fertile stalk arising from the base of the sterile blade, flattened with three or four veins at the base.
  • Habit : Herb-Terrestrial
  • Comments : Very rare in Karnataka
  • Conservation Status : At Risk (Jenkins, 2008)
  • Collection Locality : Hassan
  • Distribution Locality : Dakshina Kannada; Hassan; Mandya
  • 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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