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Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2625)

  Phylum: Pteridophyta (43)

    Class: Polypodiopsida (35)

      Order: Polypodiales (31)

        Family: Pteridaceae (7)

          Genus: Pellaea (1)

            Epithet: calomelanos Link (2)

Synonyms: Allosorus calomelanos C.Presl (Sw.), Hemionitis calomelanos Christenh. (Sw.), Notholaena calomelanos Keys. (Sw.), Pellaea hastata Prantl (Thunb.), Platyloma calomelanos J.Sm. (Sw.), Pteridella hastata Mett. (Thunb.), Pteris calomelanos Sw., Pteris hastata Thunb.

calomelanos => calo (beautiful) and melanos (black, dark coloured)

hastata => spear or halberd-like (hasta, spear)

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

External links

Check for Pellaea calomelanos at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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