Pecluma ptilodon var. caespitosa
Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 98: 387. 1985.
Stems 5–8 mm diam.; scales blackish, linear-lanceolate. Leaves erect, or arching in large plants. Petiole dark-brown, less than 1/10 length of blade, pubescent with both simple and branched, short, multicellular hairs; scales threadlike, linear, scattered, inconspicuous. Blade lanceolate, 25–90 × 6.5–18 cm; base narrowly cuneate; apex acute. Segments lanceolate, 4–8 mm wide, sparsely pubescent, at base of blade reduced to auricles. Veins 2–3-forked. Sori oval, blade pubescence denser and longer around sorus; sporangia with 64 spores. 2n = 148.
Phenology: Sporulating all year.
Habitat: Terrestrial, or on logs or tree bases, in hammocks, swamps, and wet woods
Elevation: 0 m
Fla., Mexico, West Indies, Central America