Request for ID: I am attaching three ferns pl identify . These were on the moist shady wall .
the third piture i think is adiantum– Bada hansraj.
The amount of information is insufficient! First we are not told if they are Himalayan (highish? Lowish?) or S. Indian. Secondly the photographer is not aware that it is the BASE of fern fronds that is needed 9 times out of 10, not just the ultimate frond-tips, as obviously the base is the most “developed” or lobed part. Thirdly the picture of the Aleuritopteris has been taken so obliquely that one cannot get a good idea of how long the lowest pinnules on the lowest pinna are.
Then there’s the feature special to Aleuritopteris that one has to see the distribution of the scales (and if concolorous or bicolorous) stipe-base only, to stipe apex, up rachis too, or extending onto the pinna-costae and costulates beneath.
I can but hazard an unsatisfactory guess: Aleuritopteris probably bicolor, and obviously Adiantum incisum, presumably subsp. incisum (who knows which subspecies it is).
COULD YOU LET ME KNOW THE PLACE FROM WHERE THESE PICTURES WERE TAKEN ALSO THE ALTITUDE. ALSO KINDLY TAKE PICTURES FROM THE LOWER SURFACE WHICH WILL HELP IN CORRECT IDENTITY, OTHERWISE IT WILL BE JUST GUESS WORK. YOUR LAST PICTURE LOOKS LIKE ADIANTUM INCISUM MIGHT AS WELL BEBA. CAUDATUM. BUT THE FIRST NAME IS CORRECT? ALL ADIANTUMS ARE NOT HANSRAJ. THIS NAME IS GENERALLY APPLIED TO ADIANTUM CAPILLUS VENERIS
well said, there is a great problem with attempting to apply Vedic names to species, and it badly affects three quarters of all the ayurvedic medicinal literature. Simply said it is mostly inaccurate in nomenclature, Botanical identity and medicinal knowledge!