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Fern for ID | 21Jun2010AR03 – efloraofindia | Google Groups:
Kind request to ID this Fern,
Fern growing in a farm well, water surface – about 30 feet below the ground level,
Leaf margin – tooth like
Agalpadi, , Kasaragodu, Kerala, 10 Aug 2008
The frogs are known as

  1. Indian skitterring frog (sitting on the fern) – Euphlyctis cyanophlyctis (moves away from the shore when disturbed, )
  2. Indian Pond frog, Distinct yellow line in its back 
Date/Time : 10 Aug 2008
Location- Place, altitude and GPS: Agalpadi, Kasaragodu, Kerala
Habitat- garden/ urban/wild/type: Farm,
Plant Habit-tree/shrub/climber/herb: Fern, growing in a farm well, about 30 feet below the ground level. Under shady trees,
Height/length:  about  1-3 feet approx
Leaves-type/shape/size: Alternate, 2.5cms, Leaf margin – tooth like
Inflorescence type /size:

Non flowering (fern),


Hope fully Adiantum latifolium ?
… kindly expand the abbreviation initially which will reduce confusion

Nice photographs, but the second frog [Photograph 3] is the Indian Bullfrog [Hoplobatrachus tigerinus]. The white vertebral line on the back is normally present in many common species of Ranid frogs. Also seen in your photograph is the ridge-like tubercles on the back [not seen in the I.Pond Frog] & the broad white band on the side of the frog which separates the darker colour of the back from the unmarked white belly -. features of the Indian Bullfrog.

ya, Adiantum latifolium

Requesting a fern id.: 2 high res. images.
IISER TVM campus adjoining Agasthyamalai biosphere reserve.
A flimsy-leaved fern found growing in the rubber estates. The stem appears dark brown-black. Neatly netted venetion seen.

This is the adventive South American species, Adiantum latifolium Lam., common throughout South India as a weed on roadside banks etc., but has not spread to north India.




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