Lower Plants of Chakrata: Asplenium ceterach from Chakrata Area:

Asplenium ceterach from Chakrata Area
pls validate

Oh Wow What exactly is this ? and what does lower plants mean?

Fern (Pteridophyte)

It looked like fern but I have never seen such a sori(I hope I am correct) before. always seen them them as dots

The orientation and placement of Sori form the typical character for ferns.

…, to me the live specimen cant be better than the photograph. Best display of charactrstic features of a fern through photography.

This is not A. ceterach

Asplenium Dalhousieae

we’ve had this one before. Could we finally lay this to rest – it is absolutely 100% typical Asplenium dalhousieae and not A. ceterach [which is densely covered in pale scales all over the lower surface].
No need to be reidentified – A. dalhousieae is very common throughout the Himalaya. Superb photos of it!



Another Polystichum/ABNOV11 : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)
I think this is what is called Sword Fern. Please advise.
Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP

10 November 2014.

I think yes, this is sword fern, Nephrolepis sp.

This is a very characteristic species, Asplenium dalhousieae



Asplenium dalhousieae/Consolidating ABNOV11 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4)
Again, I saw this fern growing in the stone crevices and photographed it to post as an addition to my earlier post. I confirmed Dr Chris’s ID in Dr Khullar’s book. It is Asplenium dalhousieae. I had previously mistaken it as Sword Fern (Nephrolepis).

Asplenium dalhousieae
Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
06 December 2014




Asplenium dalhousiae AT AUG2016/05 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Asplenium dalhousiae
August 5, 2016

Thanks, …, for nice images.


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