Pellaea falcata (R.Br.) Fée, Gen. 129 1850 (syn: Allosorus falcatus (R.Br.) Kunze; Allosorus integricuspis (Fourn.) O.Kuntze; Hemionitis pellaea Christenh.; Pellaea falcata var. denticulata Bonap.; Pellaea integricuspis Fourn.; Pellaea seticaulis (Hook.) S.R.Ghosh; Platyloma falcata (R.Br.) J.Sm.; Platyloma falcata var. caudata E.J.Lowe; Platyloma falcatum var. setosum Bedd.; Pteris alternifolia Wall.; Pteris falcata R.Br.; Pteris seticaulis Hook.);
Tropical Asia to New Zealand, New Caledonia: India, Kermadec Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, New Caledonia, New South Wales, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Norfolk Is., Queensland, Sulawesi, Tasmania, Victoria as per POWO (Hemionitis seticaulis (Hook.) ined.);
Australia (Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania), New Zealand (North Isl., Three Kings Isl.), Kermadec Isl., Lord Howe Isl., S-India (Tamil Nadu, Kerala), Sri Lanka, peninsular Malaysia, Sulawesi, Lesser Sunda Isl. (Lombok), New Caledonia, ?Norfolk Isl. as per Catalogue of Life;

Terrestrials, lithophytes or rarely epiphytic herbs with creeping rhizome, 2 mm thick. Scales 2 x 0.5 mm, linear or ovate, acuminate, dark brownish or black in the middle, pale brown along the margins. Fronds 25-40 x 5-6.5 cm, simply pinnate; stipe 14-20 cm long, densely brownish tomentose; lamina oblong-lanceolate in outline, dark green; pinnae 3.5-5 x 0.8-1.5 cm, oblong or elliptic-lanceolate, subobtuse to acute, subcordate to truncate at base, shortly stipitate, subopposite to alternate, margins wavy; progressively reduced towards apex, terminal pinnae larger, rhomboid, acuminate; costa slightly raised above and below, hairy; veins close, forked. Sori dark brown, linear continuous submarginally. Sporangial capsule 250 x 187.5 µm, globose, stalk 250 µm long. Spores 37.5 x 32.5 µm, dark brownish, tuberculate.

Evergreen forests.
(Attributions- K. P. Rajesh as per India Biodiversity Portal)


Pellaea falcata (R. Br.) Fée SN25420a : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1) – 4 mb.
Pellaea falcata (R. Br.) Fée wild fern from Western Ghats Tamilnadu.

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