Coniogramme serrulata (Bl.) Fée, M 167 t. 14 B. f. 2. 1850-51 1850. (syn: Coniogramme caudata (Wall. ex Ettingsh.) Ching; Coniogramme denticulato-serrata (Hieron.) Dixit & Das; Coniogramme fraxinea var. denticulo-serrata Hieron.; Coniogramme glabra (Ching) S. R. Ghosh; Coniogramme indica Fée; Coniogramme lancangensis Ching & K. H. Shing; Coniogramme maxima Ching & K. H. Shing; Coniogramme purpurea Dixit & Das; Coniogramme squamulosa Hieron.; Coniogramme subcordata Copel.; Grammitis caudata Wall. (ambiguous synonym); Grammitis caudata Wall. ex Ettingsh. (ambiguous synonym); Grammitis serrulata Thwait.; Gymnogramma serrulatum Bl.);
W. Indian Ocean, Pakistan to S. China and W. & Central Malesia: Assam, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Japan, Jawa, Kazan-retto, Korea, Laos, Madagascar, Malaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Réunion, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam, West Himalaya as per POWO;
China (SW-Yunnan), Java, India (Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Assam, Darjeeling, Meghalaya, Khasia Hills, Sikkim), Nepal, Philippines, Myanmar [Burma], Bhutan, Jammu & Kashmir as per Catalogue of Life;

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Location: Raniban, Balaju, Nepal
Altitude:  4900 ft.
Date: 26 August 2016

Is it some fern? 

Yes …! I forgot the name but trying to recall.


This is Coniogramme serrulata, from Wallich’s famous locality, Nagarjun forest (“Raniban”), which is next to my flat.  It has serrate apical margins, though a bit out of focus on magnifying in your photos.  You can see it illustrated, and all the species of Coniogramme in Nepal described diagnostically in Ferns and Fern-allies of Nepal, vol. 1.  I expect you have got this book? – if not, I would suggest you might need it and it is available free from the National Herbarium, Godavary, as it is a Govt. publication.  You can also see all the collections of Nepalese ferns in the National Herbarium, all properly identified in their various folders by me and my student Dr. Kandel, there, who will also be able to identify your photos.


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