Family – Cyatheaceae

Cyathea crinita , Family-Cyatheaceae , Common name-Ginihota ගිනිහොට , Origin-Endemic , Habit-Small tree , Ecology-Nuwaraeliya district only ,Comment-Leaf scars visible. Trunk black brown, adventitios roots, indusium absent on sori.

Cyathea crinita

Cyathea sinuata , Family-Cyatheaceae , Common name-. , Origin-Endemic , Habit-Herb , Ecology-Kanneliya and Sinharaja ,Comment-Only tree fern with simple leaves. Grows upto 2 m.

Cyathea sinuata

 

Cyathea walkerae , Family-Cyatheaceae , Common name-Ginihota ගිනිහොට , Origin-Endemic , Habit-Small tree , Ecology-Wet zone, widespread ,Comment-Probably vulnareble. Trunk brown, no adventitios roots, indusium present on sori. Considered native due to confusion with Cyathea nilgirensis.

Cyathea walkerae

Cyathea gigantea , Family-Cyatheaceae , Common name-. , Origin-Native , Habit-Small tree , Ecology-Central province and may be outside ,Comment-T&S 1-2.

Cyathea hookeri , Family-Cyatheaceae , Common name-. , Origin-Endemic , Habit-Herb , Ecology-Singaraja and Kanneliya only. ,Comment-simply pinnate, 1- 3.6 m tall. Lamina crowded at apex.

Cyathea sledei , Family-Cyatheaceae , Common name-. , Origin-Endemic , Habit-Herb , Ecology-Sinharaja and Kanneliya ,Comment-0.9 – 1.35 m tall, deeply lobed pinnatifid leaves of 60-90 cm. Characters in between Cyathea sinuata and Cyathea hookeri.

Cyathea srilankensis , Family-Cyatheaceae , Common name-. , Origin-Endemic , Habit-Herb , Ecology-Sinharaja few sites only ,Comment-Similar to Cyathea hooheri but pinnate-pinnatisect. Described in 2010.

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