Polystichum manmeiense (Christ) Nakaike, Misc. Publ. Nat. Sci. Mus. Tokyo 141, pl. 4, f. 1 1982. (syn: Aspidium manmeiense Christ; Polystichum falcatipinnum Hayata; Polystichum nepalense var. subbipinnatum C. Chr.; Polystichum nepalense f. subbipinnatum Ching);
Himalaya to China (Guizhou, Yunnan), Taiwan to Philippines: China South-Central, East Himalaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Taiwan, Tibet, West Himalaya as per POWO;
Taiwan, China (Guizhou, Yunnan), Tibet, India (Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Darjeeling, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur), Tibet, N-Myanmar [Burma], Nepal, Bhutan as per Catalogue of Life;


SK1061 03 APR-2018 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (8)

Location: Shivapuri National Park, Nepal
Altitude: 8400 ft.
Date: 27 March 2018
Habit : Wild 

Sorry, the photos of this Polystichum are very poor and do not show the basal half of the frond straight on, while young fronds do not show anything.  We need to see clearly the scales on the stipe together with the lowest half of the frond in a mature frond.  I assume it is P. manmeiense, which occurs there – but the photos don’t show it properly.
I’d suggest sending good photos to me for identification first before uploading all these onto a website.  Also I’d suggest visiting the herbarium at Godavary in the usual way where all the species are separated and identified.
If you made a proper herbarium-specimen please send me a photo of that.

regretfully I did not make the herbarium.