Athyrium hohenackerianum (Kunze) Moore, Index Fil.: xlix (1857) (syn: Allantodia hohenackeriana Kunze; Asplenium hohenackerianum Kunze);
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India (Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu), Sri Lanka as per CoL;
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Terrestrial herb with erect rhizome, 3 x 1.5 cm. Scales 6-8 x 0.5-1 mm, dark brown, lanceolate, linear, yellowish. Fronds 12-32 x 3.5-4 cm, simply pinnate, stipe 2-12 cm long, densely scaly; lamina elliptic-lanceolate in outline; pinnae 2.5-3 x 0.7-1 cm, linear lanceolate, lobed to serrate, cuneate at base, acute to sub acuminate at apex, subcoriaceous, progressively reduced to both ends, veins forking once or twice. Sori linear 1-1.5 mm long, linear, reddish brown. Sporangial capsule 312.5 x 250 µm, subglobose, stalk 375 µm long. Spores 50 x 45 µm, yellow, planoconvex to reniform with thickly folded perine.
(Attributions: K. P. Rajesh as per India Biodiversity Portal)
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Ferns: 3 images.
found them in Mudigere talluk, Chikkamagalur distict of Karnataka, India. Is this Asplenium species? Can you please help me to identify them?


No, but Athyrium and Aspenium have similar sori. This is Athyrium hohenackerianum.


 

 

 


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References:
POWO  Catalogue of Life  Flora of peninsular India  India Biodiversity Portal Wikimedia Commons  Research Gate  pteridoportal

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