Pyrrosia heterophylla (L.) M. Price, Kalikasan 3: 177 1973. (syn: Drymoglossum beddomei C.B.Clarke; Drymoglossum ellipticum T.Moore; Drymoglossum heterophyllum (L.) C.Chr.; Niphobolus nummulariifolius Bedd.; Pteropsis elliptica Desv.; Pteropsis nummularia Desv.; Acrostichum heterophyllum L.; Pteris ceilanica Wikstr.; Pteris elliptica Willd.; Pteris heterophylla L.);
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S. India, Sri Lanka as per POWO;
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Epiphytes or lithophytes with long creeping rhizome, 1-1.5 mm thick. Scales 1-1.5 x 0.1-0.5 mm, peltate, ovate, elliptic, rounded or lanceolate-acuminate, ciliate, golden-brown. Fronds simple, dimorphic; sterile fronds 3-5 x 1.5-2 cm, obovate, rounded, entire, glabrous, coriaceous, cuneate at base; stipe 5-8 mm, scaly beneath; veins anastomosing, indistinct; fertile fronds 5-6.5 x 0.2 cm, linear or oblong-rounded, cuneate at base; stipe 1.5-2.5 cm, glabrous, scaly at base. Sori acrostichoid, reddish brown. Sporangial capsule 375 x 312.5 µm, subglobose, stalk 500 µm long, biseriate. Spores 70 x 45 mm, black, planoconvex, monolete, tuberculate or warty.
In all habitats from plains to forests
(Attributions- K. P. Rajesh as per India Biodiversity Portal)
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82 ID wild plant: 10 images.
Please ID wild plant,
Location: near Reserve Forest, Chathamattom, Ernakulam District, (Kochi) Kerala PIN:686671
Flower date: 10.05.2021,
Altitude: 1400fsl
Habitat: wild, moisture, rooted in branches on other trees
Plant habit: climbing, slender stem, perennial
Leaves: alternate, oval, fleshy, tamarind taste
Flower: like sandal stick, one side brown grip, other side green plain, lengthy size:05x.5cm, non fragrant
Camera: mobile LG K10 2017 13mp + macro lens


Lemmaphyllum microphyllum C.Presl !


Can it be some Pyrrosia species like Pyrrosia piloselloides (have distribution in the area as per CoL) ?


Leaf and stem is correct, but the flower, the brown colour visible in the margin only.


Pyrrosia heterophylla. What is CoL?  See summary in Indian Pteridophyte Checklist vol. 3 (2020)..


 


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

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