49. Dryopteris wallichiana (Sprengel) Hylander DRYOPTERIDACEAE

A fern, very similar to the native British male fern (Dryopteris filix-mas), first described from Nepal, where this specimen was collected. It has a very extensive worldwide distribution, occurring in both the Old and New Worlds, and in both northern and southern hemispheres. In India it occurs in the states of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, West Bengal, the North-East States, and in the Nilgiri Hills of Tamil Nadu.

Photograph of this accession of Dryopteris wallichiana, showing sori (spore clusters) each covered with protective scale (indusium)

     

    RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
    Accession Number:20060612
    Scientific Name:Dryopteris wallichiana (Spreng.) Hyl.
    Family:Dryopteridaceae
    Genus:Dryopteris
    Epithet:wallichiana
    Collector:Kew/Edinburgh Kanchenjunga Expedition (1989)
    Origin:Nepal:Lower slopes of Dobala Danda, above Yamphudin
    Plant:20060612C
    Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/W02/E/ZZA020
    Plant:20060612A
    Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
    Plant:20060612B
    Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/C19/ZW010
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     Location: 55.964675582,-3.206704863