Selliguea montana (Sledge) Hovenkamp, Rev. Handb. Fl. Ceylon 15(Part B): 344–345 2006. (syn: Phymatodes montana (Sledge) Bir & Devi ; Crypsinus montanus Sledge ; Phymatopsis montana (Sledge) Ching ; Phymatopteris montana (Sledge) Pic.Serm. ; Selliguea hastata subsp. montana (Sledge) Fraser-Jenk. & Ranil );
S. India, Sri Lanka as per POWO;
46-TSP-ID-27APR2016-2:Epiphytic fern from Mullaianagiri for ID : 10 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Kindly identify this fern.
Habitat: Wild, terrestrial, Montane forest fringe.
Sighting: Mullaianagiri, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1600 msl
Probably Crypsinus hastatus/ Selliguea hasata but difficult to identify by picture. The body plan is similar in many species of Crypsinus. like C. oxyloba of Himalaya, C. laciniata, C.scolopendra etc.
I have seen the fern, you collected from Mullayagiri hills. Actually that is Phymatopteris genus. It looks like Phymatopteris strecheyii but i will confirm you the species name later. If you feel any query you may write me.
The pictures you sent of an epiphyte fern looks to be species of Phmatopteris! Can you send its fertile frond (leaf). On the back the fern bears sporangia, the fertile part. Please send for identity.
As per The Plant List Ver. 1.1, Selliguea hastata (Thunb.) H. Ohashi & K. Ohashi is the accepted name with Phymatopsis hastata (Thunb.) Kitag. ex H. Itô & Selliguea hastata (Thunb.) Fraser-Jenk. as syn.
As you may know, the genus Phymatopteris was rightly sunk into Selliguea (its type is a simple-leaved species without teeth or notches) and no longer pertains – its former species have either been placed all into Selliguea, or partly in Selliguea and partly in Pichisermollodes – it is a matter of personal preference which choice you make (I prefer the latter option). The Flora of China was seriously out of date on it and also politically tinged.
Yes, you can see the marginal notches – Selliguea montana.