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)
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.
Dal Lake, Above Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
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..
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
29 June 2015.
Apologies for misspelling Cheilanthes as Cheilanthus.
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“
Above Mcleodganj, HP 1800m 01 February 2017