Athyrium pectinatum (Wall. ex Mett.) T. Moore, Index Fil. 186 1860. (syn: Asplenium filix-femina var. pectinatum Wall. ex C.B. Clarke; Asplenium pectinatum Wall. ex Mett.; Athyrium filix-femina subsp. pectinatum (Wall. ex Mett.) Á. Löve & D. Löve; Athyrium filix-femina var. pectinatum (Wall. ex Mett.) Bedd.);
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.