Notholaena himalaica Fraser-Jenk., New Sp. Syndrome Indian Pteridol. & Ferns Nepal 183 1997.;
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My Pending Identifications: Chakrata- Unid Fern:: NS MARCH 31 : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3).

This will be a great help if inputs are received for id of this fern.. shot from Chakrata area in August 2013..


Is that Gymnopteris?


This is Notholaena himalaica Fraser-Jenk. (syn: Gymnopteris vestita), which is well known in the W. Himalaya and further east. It is important to check the literature – especially as in the West Himalaya we have the very well known, Illustrated Ferns of the W. Himalaya, in two volumes by Professor S.P. Khullar (1994, 2000), which readily enables identification of this and most other ferns.


Now, Hemionitis vestita (Hook.) J.Sm.


 


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References:
A SUMMARY OF INDIAN CHEILANTHOID FERNS AND THE DISCOVERY OF NEGRIPTERIS (PTERIDACEAE), AN AFRO-ARABIAN FERN GENUS NEW TO INDIA by C.R. FRASER-JENKINS & C.S. DULAWAT- FERN GAZ. 18(5):216-229. 2009  

Flora of China (Paragymnopteris vestita (Hooker) K. H. Shing syn: Gymnogramma vestita Hooker, Icon. Pl. 2: t. 115. 1837; Gymnopteris vestita (Hooker) Underwood; Hemionitis vestita (Hooker) J. Smith; Neurogramma vestita (Hooker) Diels; Notholaena himalaica Fraser-Jenkins; Paraceterach vestita (Hooker) R. M. Tryon; Syngramma vestita (Hooker) T. Moore)

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