Macrothelypteris ornata (Wall. ex Bedd.) Ching, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 8: 309. 1963 (syn: Aspidium ornatum (Wall. ex Bedd.) Christ; Dryopteris ornata (Wall. ex Bedd.) C. Chr.; Lastrea ornata (Wall. ex Bedd.) Copel.; Nephrodium ornatum (Wall. ex Bedd.) Christ.; Phegopteris ornata (Wall. ex Bedd.) J. Sm.; Polypodium ornatum Wall.;Thelypteris ornata (Wall. ex Bedd.) Ching);  



Fern For ID : Jim Corbett,Uttarakhand : 270614 : AK-55 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2).

Fern seen deep inside the moist forest on 20/5/14.

Couldn’t go any closer as we are not allowed to get down from the vehicle.

The fern is Dyopteris affinis

This is a very handsome big fern, Thelypteris (sect. Macrothelypteris) ornata – you often see it in herbaria mistaken for a tree-fern. It is common in Nepal, Darjeeling, Sikkim etc. at lower-mid altitude and gets into the W. Himalaya as well.