Pteris cretica subsp. laeta (Ettingsh.) Fraser-Jenk., Notul. Syst. (Paris) 6(3): 137 1937. (syn: Pteris cretica var. cartilagidens H. Christ; Pteris cretica var. laeta (Wall. ex Ettingsh.) C. Chr. & Tard.; Pteris cretica var. latifolia J. Agardh; Pteris cretica var. rosthornii Diels; Pteris laeta Wall.; Pteris laeta var. latifolia Agardh; Pteris mysorensis Fée; Pteris plumbea Wu Wong & Pong; Pteris prainii Ghosh);
E. Turkey to Tropical & Subtropical Asia: Afghanistan, Assam, Cambodia, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, India, Iran, Japan, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Vietnam, West Himalaya as per POWO;
China (Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan), SE-Tibet, Japan, Taiwan, Azerbaijan (Talysh), Pakistan, Bhutan, Cambodia, India (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam State, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttarakhand, West Bengal), Jammu & Kashmir, S-India, Sri Lanka, Laos, Nepal, Vietnam, Myanmar [Burma], Philippines, Sulawesi, Lesser Sunda Isl. (Lombok, Sumbawa, Flores, Timor), E-Turkey (Anatolia), W-Iran, E-Afghanistan as per Catalogue of Life;

SK 2875 03 March 2021- Fern
2 images.

Location: Phulchoki
Date: 9 February 2021
Altitude: 1700m.
Habitat : Wild

Could be Pteris cretica!

We need pictures of a complete fertile and sterile fronds. At times it becomes difficult to identify from field photographs.

Looks matching !

They are Pteris but I do not know the species

Fern expert from Nepal identified as Pteris cretica subsp. laeta (Ettingsh.) Fraser-Jenk. !



References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  Tropicos  IPNI  GBIF (High resolution specimens) Flora of China  Flora of peninsular India

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