Calciphilopteris ludens (Wall. ex Hook.) Yesilyurt & H.Schneid., Phytotaxa 10: 56 2010. (syn: Doryopteris ludens (Wall. ex Hook.) J. Sm.; Litobrochia ludens (Wall. ex Hook.) Bedd.; Litobrochia pedata Presl; Litobrochia smithii Moore; Pellaea ludens (Wall. ex Hook.) Prantl; Pteris ludens Wall.; Pteris multifida Roxb.);
India (Assam, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Mizoram, Orissa), Nepal, Myanmar
[Burma], Bangladesh, peninsular Malaysia (Perlis, Kedah, Perak, Selangor), China
(S-Yunnan), Cambodia, Laos, Philippines, Vietnam, New Guinea, Thailand, Lesser
Sunda Isl. (Flores, Timor), Australia (NE-Queensland)
as per Catalogue of Life;

 

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Identification of a fern from Odisha : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
please conform the ID of this Doryopteris collected from a gorge near a swampy moist heal stream growing in association with D. ludens. The gorge is 250 m deep from the main plateau (750 m ) msl.


This is also D. ludens (syn.: Calciphilopteris ludens).  It varies considerable in frond-form with growth, fertility and development, from an almost unlobed, ovate frond to even more narrowly and longer-lobed than this, as you can see in the population and from growing it in pots.


 

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