Pteris terminalis Wallich ex J. Agardh, Recens. Spec. Pter. 20. 1839. (Syn: Pteris excelsa Gaudichaud (1829), not Blume (1828); P. excelsissima Hayata; P. inaequalis Baker var. aequata (Miquel) Tagawa; P. kleiniana Christ (1896), not Campteria kleiniana C. Presl (1836); P. longipinnula Franchet & Savatier (1876), not Wallich ex J. Agardh (1839); P. semipinnata Linnaeus var. aequata Miquel.);
Tropical & Subtropical Asia to Pacific: Assam, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Fiji, Hawaii, Japan, Korea, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Pakistan, Philippines, Solomon Is., Sulawesi, Taiwan, Tibet, Vanuatu, Vietnam, West Himalaya as per POWO;
Pteris excelsa/ABFEB08 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)
This was another sample from my Sunday walk. There were only a couple of these by the mountain side and none had the spores beneath it. My sample was half-damaged too. Despite these shortcomings, I guess it matches closely a Pteris excelsa. Please advise.
Pteris excelsa– Please confirm if possible from this incomplete data.
Above Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
15 Feb. 2015
That’s Pteris terminalis– you can see the little teeth toward the segment-apices. (synonym: P. excelsa Gaudich (1829), non Blume (1828)).