Pecluma plumula

(Humboldt & Bonpland ex Willdenow) M. G. Price

Amer. Fern J. 73: 115. 1983.

Common names: Plume polypody
Illustrated
Basionym: Polypodium plumula Humboldt & Bonpland ex Willdenow Sp. Pl. 5(1): 178. 1810
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 2.

Stems ca. 5 mm diam.; scales dark-brown, linear-lanceolate. Leaves pendent, sometimes erect in small plants. Petiole black, 1/10–1/5 length of blade, hairs few, unbranched; scales ovate to cordate, conspicuous, inflated. Blade linear-elliptic, 15–50 × 3–7 cm; base abruptly cuneate; apex tapering to acute. Segments linear, 1.5–2.5 mm wide, sparsely short-pubescent; segments at base of blade abruptly reduced to lobes, not deflexed. Veins 1-forked. Sori round; sporangia with 64 spores. 2n = 148.


Phenology: Sporulating all year.
Habitat: Epiphytic or occasionally on rock, wet woods, river banks, hammocks, and limesinks
Elevation: 0 m

Distribution

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Fla., Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America to s Brazil

Discussion

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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... more about "Pecluma plumula"
Tapering (?) +  and Acute (?) +
A. Murray Evans +
(Humboldt & Bonpland ex Willdenow) M. G. Price +
cuneate +
reduced +
Polypodium plumula +
15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br /> (50 cm500 mm <br />0.5 m <br />) +
pectinate +, narrowly oblong +  and linear +
3cm;7cm +
Plume polypody +
Fla. +, Mexico +, West Indies +, Central America +  and South America to s Brazil +
elliptic +  and cordate +
Epiphytic or occasionally on rock, wet woods, river banks, hammocks, and limesinks +
monomorphic +
narrowed +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (90 cm900 mm <br />0.9 m <br />) +
1/10 length of blade;1/5 length of blade +
Sporulating all year. +
Amer. Fern J. +
not adaxially +  and grooved +
pubescent;glabrous;pubescent;scaly +
not clathrate +
conspicuous +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
inflated +, ovate +  and cordate +
short-pubescent +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br />) +
Illustrated +
yellowish +  and transparent +
pruinose +
not whitish +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (?) +
few;numerous +
verrucose +  and tuberculate +
Polypodium subg. Pectinatum +
Pecluma plumula +
species +
anastomosing +
pendent +, arching +  and erect +