Aleuritopteris formosana (Hayata) Tagawa, Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 14(6): 191 1952. (Syn: Cheilanthes anceps var.
brevifrons Khullar
; Cheilanthes brevifrons (Khullar)
Khullar
; Cheilanthes formosana Hayata );
 
Distribution: Bhutan, India, Kashmir, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand (Flora of China)
 
 


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Fern/ABNOV13 : 8 posts by 5 authors.

This fern has a propensity to curl as it ages. Found at the base of trees here, its silvery white side stands out against damp earth/bark.
Unidentified fern
Dal Lake, Above Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
1750m approx.

12 November 2014.


it is Cheilanthes sp


It’s Aleuritopteris formosana – it curls up when the dry season comes.


Ah yes, I should add – Aleuritopteris species were all called Cheilanthes previously, but since the big and diverse genus Cheilanthes has been revised since the 1970s and today, Aleuritopteris has generally been upheld


Thanks a lot … for providing correct name for the fern, this is very common and our B.Sc. students often collect this as one of their Herbarium specimens..


 

 

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Aleuritopteris formosana ABJUL01/03 : 3 posts by 2 authors.
These fresh Aleuritopteris (formerly Cheilanthus) are emerging now and would curl up to show their whites underneath in October after the monsoons. Here are a couple of photos from the day before.
Aleuritopteris formosana (Cheilanthus species formerly)
Above Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
1800m
29 June 2015.


Apologies for misspelling Cheilanthes as Cheilanthus.


Thanks …, Our B.Sc. students collected this species from your place…


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Aleuritopteris formosana ABFEB2017/03 : 3 posts by 3 authors.
This is the other Aleuritopteris here with pinnae more finely divided. Here is s reply from Dr Fraser-Jenkins.  
Yes, it’s formosana all right, fairly typical, wrinkled top surface, lamina not widest at the base, scales go up stipe and onto rachis
Aleuritopteris formosana
Above Mcleodganj, HP 1800m 01 February 2017


Superb images. 


 

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