Leucostegia truncata

Leucostegia truncata (D. Don) Fraser-Jenk., Taxon. Revis. Indian Subcontinental Pteridophytes 348 2008. (syn.: Leucostegia immersa);

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TSP-ID-06JUL2016-1: Fern @ Mullaianagiri for ID : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)

Kindly identify this Fern. 

Habit: Herb 

Habitat: Terrestrial, Montane forest. 

Sighting: Mullaianagiri, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1500 msl 

Date: 04-06-2016


This is Leucostegia truncata (syn.: L. immersa).  Has a short-creeping, narrow underground rhizome.
Mature material is better to photograph or collect.
The Digital Flora of Karnataka lists Leucostegia truncata as a synonym of Leucostegia immersa (Hypodematiaceae)
The Plant List considers L.truncata and L.immersa as separate species...!
 
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This fern was identified by expert as Leucostegia truncata (D. Don) Fraser-Jenk.
Was collected from Cherrapunji area of Meghalaya. 
Please help to validate the id....

Yes, that's it, L. truncata - as for what family it REALLY belongs to instead of the cladonomic molecular mythology - well I comment no further!



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