Monographs Details: Polypodium repens Aubl.
Authority: Proctor, George R. 1989. Ferns of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 53: 1-389.
Family:Polypodiaceae
Scientific Name:Polypodium repens Aubl.
Description:Species Description - Rhizome wide-creeping, sometimes pendent, 1-1.9 mm thick, green or blackish, deciduously clothed with light brown, clathrate, deltate-acuminate scales 2-3.5 mm long, these mostly appressed, soon falling. Fronds distant, glabrous, 20-75 cm long; stipes straw-colored, 3-15 cm long, deeply grooved adaxially, deciduously scaly. Blades oblong-lanceolate, mostly 15-60 cm long, 3-9 cm broad below the middle, sharply acuminate at apex, cuneate and shortly decunent at base, the margins entire or slightly sinuate; primary veins moderately prominent, oblique, parallel, connected by a series of broadly arching cross-veins, the basal areoles each with a single included excunent free veinlet, the other areoles (up to nine between costa and margin) with two; tissue dark green, thinly but firmly herbaceous. Sori small, terminating free veinlets, thus 2-seriate between the primary veins.

Discussion:

Type. Plumier, Traite foug. Amer., t. 134, based on material from M o m e Rouge, Martinique. No Aublet specimen is known, but authentic Plumier material exists: Herb. Surian 899, P; Herb. Jussieu 1071-E, P.

Syn. Campyloneurum repens (Aublet) K. Presl, Tent. pterid, 190, 1836.

Cyrtophlebium repens (Aublet) J, Smith, J, Bot, (Hooker) 4: 58, 1841.

Polypodium phyllitidis var. fi repens (Aublet) Grisebach, Fl. Brit, W,I. 702, 1864.

Distribution:Jamaica South America| Puerto Rico South America| West Indies| Mexico North America| Central America| Brazil South America| Bolivia South America| Peru South America| Ecuador South America| Colombia South America| Venezuela South America| Guyana South America| Suriname South America| French Guiana South America|