Araiostegia sp? ABJUL01/03 : 2 posts by 1 author. 6 images.
These beautiful frilly ferns are growing everywhere including mossy tree trunks. I think these belong to Araiostegia species but am not sure about the precise identity. Please advise.
Above Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP

01 July 2015
The stipe is grooved underneath;

A reply from …;
No, that’s Athyrium pectinatum and is terrestrial unlike Araiostegia (or Katoella) – a fertile frond would show you the slightly elongated sorus, and also has a yet more finely divided lamina.

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