Pteris vittata L., Sp. Pl. 2: 1074 1074 1753. (Syn: Pteris costata Bory; Pteris diversifolia Sw.; Pteris ensifolia Poir.; Pteris inaequilateralis Poir.; Pteris microdonata Gaudin; Pteris vittata f. cristata Ching in Ching & S. H. Wu; Pycnodoria vittata (L.) Small);
Terrestrial herbs, 10- 80 cm height; rhizome erect, 1-3 x 0.5-1.5 cm, densely scaly; scales 3 x 1 cm, lanceolate, entire, pale brown; leaves simple pinnate, pale green, to 5-80 x 5-40 cm, stipe 2-50 cm long, green, scaly, grooved above, rounded below; lamina 10-60 x 5-50 cm, simple pinnate, pale green; pinnae, oblong, acuminate ore linear, 3-40 x 2-4 cm, gradually reduced towards base, basal pinnae ovate or oblong, auricled, sori linear along the margins, covered by translucent reflexed margins; spores trilete, pale brown, 47-50 x 40-43 um.
Growing in a vide range of habitats from side of canal, stone walls of buildings to earth cuttings from sea level to forest areas.
Tropics and sub tropics of the world
(Attributions- K. P. Rajesh from India Biodiversity Portal)
It is indigenous to Asia, tropical Africa and Australia. The type specimen was collected in China by Pehr Osbeck.
Although it grows readily in the wild, Pteris vittata is sometimes cultivated. It is grown in gardens for its attractive appearance, or used in pollution control schemes: it is known to be a hyperaccumulator plant of arsenic used in phytoremediation.
(From Wikipedia on 14.7.14)
Kindly Id this wild herb growing in moist area at Pune
I do not know whether to call this stipe and rachis but it is white hairy
Leaves greyish green with wavy margins.
New leaf appears very hairy
No flowers and fruits seen
Looks like young plant of Pteris to me. may be Pteris vittata.
Typical Pteris vittata subsp. vittata, common by the view-point on the main highway road on the way up to Pune.
Epiphytic orchid in Manipur No. 2:
This looks like Eria vittata to me.
Its Eria vittata……
Fern For ID : Jim Corbett,Uttarakhand : 270614 : AK-56 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1).
the fern may be Pteris vitata
There are two simply pinnate species in the photo – the one with the narrow pinnae is Pteris vittata subsp. emodi, which occurs from lower altitude up to mid altitude and occurs throughout the Himalayan region, and in China, but not in C. and S. India (where only subsp. vittata occurs – both are common in the Indo-Himalayan region).
Pteris vittata ABJUL01/01 : 2 posts by 1 author. 5 images.
I photographed this fern first on May 15 when it was still uncurling and looked very appealing with its geometrical forms. I waited for the sori to develop and photographed it again yesterday. Unfortunately, it was on a slope by the road verge and I couldn’t reach the base to show the stipe and smaller pair of pinnae ascending from below. But the accompanying pictures strongly pointed it to be Pteris vittata. Please correct me if I am wrong. With this I have recorded four species of Pteris here including P. aspericaulis, P. cretica and P. terminalis.
Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
30 June 2015
15 May photo of uncurling;
Pinna at the apex suggesting Pteris species;
Thin, closely placed pinnae in pairs;
And the sori;
Superb ! Yes, P. vittata subsp. emodi
SK 2651 08 July 2020 : 12 posts by 2 authors. 4 images- 7 mb each.
Location: Suryabinayak, Bhaktapur
Date: 07 July 2020
Elevation: 1519 m.
Habit : Wild
Angiopteris sp. ??
Pteris vittata L. according to …!
may be Pteris vittata
It’s Pteris vittata
Requesting a fern id: 2 high res. images.
Place: IISER campus adjoining Agasthyamalai biosphere reserve, Thiruvananthapuram.
Habitat: a fern seen growing extensively in the damp rock crevices and embankments of streams.
Striking features: the leaf is leathery and the abaxial surface has a brown lining of sori.
Pteris vittata subsp. vittata.- it grows happily on rocky places and walls as well as on the ground and is in N, S, E and west of India.