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.
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.
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