Asplenium dalhousieae Hook., Icon. Pl. 2: pl. 105 pl. 105 1837. (Syn: Asplenium alternans Wall.; Asplenium rupium Goodd.; Ceterach alternans Kuhn; Ceterach dalhousiae (Hook.) C. Chr.; Ceterachopsis dalhousiae (Hook.) Ching);
Eritrea, Yemen, Afghanistan to Himalaya and NW. India, SE. Arizona to Mexico (Chihuahua, Sinaloa, Sonora): Afghanistan, Arizona, East Himalaya, Eritrea, India, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Nepal, Pakistan, West Himalaya, Yemen as per POWO;


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.


SK 3335 01 March 2022 – Fern: 3 very high res. images.

Location: Kalikot, West Nepal
Altitude: 1696m.
Date: 15 August 2021
Habit : Wild

A fern. some resemblance to Woodfordia species???

That looks like Asplenium dalhousiae

Yes I guess the correct ID.

Species of Asplenium


SK 3334 01 March 2022 – Fern: 3 very high res. images.

Location: Kalikot, West Nepal
Altitude: 1696m.
Date: 15 August 2021
Habit : Wild

Asplenium most probably dalhousiae or paucivenosum but it’s juvinile not identified

Asplenium dal …or pauciv.

It is Asplenium dalhausiae

Is this more close to Asplenium ceterach L.??, but did not find distribution for Nepal.

On what basis?

Guess !