Monographs Details: Polypodium piloselloides L.
Authority: Proctor, George R. 1989. Ferns of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 53: 1-389.
Description:Species Description - Rhizome wide-creeping, clothed with thin, light brown, lance-linear, attenuate, falcate-spreading scales 3-4 mm long. Fronds distant, subdimorphic; stipes 0.2-2.8 cm long, slender, scaly. Sterile blades elliptic to ovate or ovate-oblong. 2-5 cm long, 0.8-2 cm broad, opaque, obtuse or rounded at apex, cuneate or abmptly cuneate at base; veins partly reticulate, forming a single row of areoles on either side ofthe rhachis, each with a single included free veinlet; outermost veins free, ending in enlarged tips not quite reaching the margins; scales of tissue scattered on both sides of blade, ca. 1 mm long, whitish, with hairlike tip. Fertile blades lance-linear, 2-5(-8) cm long, 0.4-0.9 cm broad, obtuse at apex, attenuate at base. Sori inframedial, arising from tips of included free veinlets in areoles; paraphyses numerous, elongated-hairlike.


Type. LINN 1251.3, from "America meridionah."

Syn. Marginaria piloselloides (Linnaeus) K. Presl, Tent. pterid. 187. 1836.

Goniophlebium piloselloides (Linnaeus) J. Smith ex Hooker, Gen. fil., under t. 51. 1840.

Craspedaria piloselloides (Linnaeus) Fee, Mem. foug. 5:264. 1852.

Lophiolepis piloselloides (Linnaeus) J. Smith in Seemann, Bot. Voy. Herald 229. 1854.

Lepicystis piloselloides (Linnaeus) Diels in Engler & Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 1(4): 323. 1899.

Microgramma piloselloides (Linnaeus) Copeland, Gen. fil. 185. 1947.

Distribution:West Indies| Guatemala Central America| South America|