Macrothelypteris ornata

Macrothelypteris ornata (Wall. ex Bedd.) Ching, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 8: 309. 1963 (syn: Aspidium ornatum (Wall. ex Bedd.) Christ; Dryopteris ornata (Wall. ex Bedd.) C. Chr.; Lastrea ornata (Wall. ex Bedd.) Copel.; Nephrodium ornatum (Wall. ex Bedd.) Christ.; Phegopteris ornata (Wall. ex Bedd.) J. Sm.; Polypodium ornatum Wall.;Thelypteris ornata (Wall. ex Bedd.) Ching);  
 
  

 
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Fern For ID : Jim Corbett,Uttarakhand : 270614 : AK-55 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2).
Fern seen deep inside the moist forest on 20/5/14.
Couldn't go any closer as we are not allowed to get down from the vehicle.
The fern is Dyopteris affinis
This is a very handsome big fern, Thelypteris (sect. Macrothelypteris) ornata - you often see it in herbaria mistaken for a tree-fern. It is common in Nepal, Darjeeling, Sikkim etc. at lower-mid altitude and gets into the W. Himalaya as well.
 
 
 

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