Ceratopteris thalictroides (L.) Brongn., Bull. Sci. Soc. Philom. Paris 8: 186 1821. (syn. Acrostichum siliquosum L.; Acrostichum thalictroides L.; Belvisia siliquosa (L.) Mirb.; Ceratopteris deltoidea Benedict; Ceratopteris gaudichaudii Brongn.; Ceratopteris siliquosa (L.) Copel.; Ellobocarpus cornuta (P. Beauv.) Kaulf.; Furcaria cornuta (P. Beauv.) Desv.; Furcaria thalictroides (L.) Desv.; Onychium cornutum (P. Beauv.) Hassak.; Pteris siliquosa (L.) P. Beauv.; Pteris thalictroides (L.) Sw.; Teleozoma thalictroides (L.) R. Br.);
Tropics & Subtropics: Andaman Is., Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, California, Cambodia, Caroline Is., Chad, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Costa Rica, East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Florida, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Hainan, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Louisiana, Madagascar, Malaya, Marianas, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southwest, Mississippi, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nicobar Is., Northern Territory, Panamá, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Solomon Is., Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Suriname, Taiwan, Tanzania, Texas, Thailand, Uganda, Venezuela, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Western Australia, Zambia, Zimbabwe as per POWO;
water sprite, Indian fern, water fern, Oriental waterfern, and water hornfern;
It is Ceratopteris thalictroides, a semi aquatic fern.
Please identify this fern 2 – indiantreepix | Google Groups:
Photographed on the banks of my stream at Shahapur [near Bombay]. Could … please help
How about Ceratopteris thalictroides ?
the spelling of species sud be ‘thalictroides’
The first picture is that of the leaves the second picture is SPOROPHYLL of the same plant which emerges later. A sporophyll is a leaf that bears sporangia. But of course … would be able to confirm it further.
Comments from … regarding this fern is right. The first foto refering to young stage, and the later one to mature stage i.e. sporophyll stage .
Requesting ID – Leafless plant :: ARKNOV-46 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)
Requesting to please provide ID of this leafless plant captured in Mumbai in October 2014.
It is growing in a discarded pot in my balcony. It kind of looks very creepy.
Ceratopteris thalictroides (L.) Brongn.
Wow, Thanks … for the ID….I was so puzzled by this weird thing, I really felt they were claws coming out of the soil to grab you. I could not bring myself to touch it 🙂
you seem to have a lot of “discarded” pots in your balcony!!!
Generally, I do not disturb empty pots, I let them be so as to check if some plant (unknown to me) makes an appearance…I have made many discoveries from the such weeds (e.g. Stemodia verticillata, Mercadonia procumbens, Mazus pumilus, Mitracarpus hirtus, Pentapetes phoenicea and the more recent being a Cardamine species).
Regarding this fern, I am not sure from where I got the soil….
ID PLEASE WB 28.11.17 : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
ID of this plant please:
Is it wild? Related to salty water systems?
got it… Ceratopteris thalictroides
Forwarding again for validation as Ceratopteris thalictroides
I’d have to see the relative length of the whole lamina versus the stipe-length for two or three leaves to see which subspecies of C. thalictroides it is – that is not shown in these field-photos – so much better to photograph properly prepared herbarium-specimens which show everything! But people never seem to learn that.
Probably subsp. thalictroides, but inadequate photo.