Campyloneurum costatum

(Kunze) C. Presl

Tent. Pterid. 190, plate 7. 1836.

Common names: Tailed strap fern
Basionym: Polypodium costatum Kunze Linnaea 9: 38. 1834
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 2.

Stems short-creeping, 2–5 mm diam. Leaves few, arching to pendent, stiff. Petiole 4–15 cm. Blade dark green, linear-elliptic or linear-oblanceolate, 20–40 × 2.5–6 cm, leathery; base acuminate; margins shallowly sinuate to undulate; apex abruptly caudate-acuminate. Veins obscure, primary-veins obscure, slightly to strongly curved, areoles in 4–8 series between costa and margin, with usually 2 free included veinlets per areole. Sori in 1–several rows on each side of costa. 2n = 74.


Habitat: Epiphytic in swamps, on various rough-barked trees, substrate subacid
Elevation: 0 m

Distribution

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Fla., West Indies, Central America, South America in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador

Discussion

In the flora Campyloneurum costatum is currently known only from Collier County, Florida. It had formerly been reported from Dade County, where it now may have been extirpated.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.
... more about "Campyloneurum costatum"
Clifton E. Nauman +
(Kunze) C. Presl +
acuminate +
Polypodium costatum +
20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br /> (40 cm400 mm <br />0.4 m <br />) +
linear-oblanceolate +  and linear-elliptic +
2.5cm;6cm +
Tailed strap fern +
Fla. +, West Indies +, Central America +, South America in Venezuela +, Colombia +  and Ecuador +
elliptic +  and cordate +
Epiphytic in swamps, on various rough-barked trees, substrate subacid +
monomorphic +
narrowed +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (150 cm1,500 mm <br />1.5 m <br />) +
shallowly sinuate +  and undulate +
4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br /> (15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br />) +
Tent. Pterid. +
not adaxially +  and grooved +
1 (?) +  and Several (?) +
clathrate;clathrate +
basifixed +
discrete +
yellowish +  and transparent +
pruinose +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
few;numerous +
verrucose +  and tuberculate +
Campyloneurum costatum +
Campyloneurum +
species +
anastomosing +
pendent +, arching +  and erect +