Leucostegia truncata (D. Don) Fraser-Jenk., Taxon. Revis. Indian Subcontinental Pteridophytes 348 2008. (syn.: Leucostegia immersa);
TSP-ID-06JUL2016-1: Fern @ Mullaianagiri for ID : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Kindly identify this Fern.
Habitat: Terrestrial, Montane forest.
Sighting: Mullaianagiri, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1500 msl
This is Leucostegia truncata (syn.: L. immersa). Has a short-creeping, narrow underground rhizome.
Mature material is better to photograph or collect.
The Digital Flora of Karnataka lists Leucostegia truncata as a synonym of Leucostegia immersa (Hypodematiaceae)
The Plant List considers L.truncata and L.immersa as separate species…!
Leucostegia truncata-for validation, from Meghalaya:: NS April 2018-05 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
This fern was identified by expert as Leucostegia truncata (D. Don) Fraser-Jenk.
Was collected from Cherrapunji area of Meghalaya.
Please help to validate the id….
Yes, that’s it, L. truncata – as for what family it REALLY belongs to instead of the cladonomic molecular mythology – well I comment no further!