Yes, that’s a fern OK. It is what many species of Lepisorus do during the dry season. There are just two species in the south like that, L. nudus and L. amaurolepidus – both common. In my opinion this is almost surely L. amaurolepidus, because the fronds are rather close together, whereas L. nudus has a longer rhizome with the fronds quite far apart.
It is an epiphytic Fern, rarely lithophytic
I didn’t see the other reply before I wrote. But both those Pyrrosias mentioned have a long creeping rhizome with fronds far apart and not so long or twisted. However one must soak the thing in a bucket of water for 24 hours to expand properly, and then press it. If it were a Pyrrosia the underside is scaly (apart from in P. nuda), and the sori are much smaller and very crowded in comparison to the Lepisorus. Aso the leaf in those species is a lot thicker and does not fold as much as in this Lepisorus and if it does fold, folds upward, not downward.
Yes Pyrrosia sp. i guess P. lanceolata
Well I agree it is one or ‘tother! – and though hard to see, some bits of rhizome do look long. But really it is very nearly impossible to see as the collector must soak and expand such a specimen before pressing it – all curled up means all hidden.
In lepisorus sori will be bold and visible even if the front folded. Sir, am I right ?”
Well, yes, you could be right – for some specimens, but if the sori are a bit smallish and the frond is folded then they wouldn’t often be visible. When the frond is expanded they can easily be seen from the top side, but
121011-MS – 57- ID requested.:
There are mosses and ferns. Fern i think is Pyrrosia sp.
Lycopodium is a pteridophyte and is commonalty known as clubmoss. The moss here in the photograph is not clear. Dear … do u have a close up of the moss? Please post it which will help to identify the Genus.
This doesn’t look like Lycopodium.