Monographs Details: Pleopodium
Authority: Mickel, John T. & Beitel, Joseph M. 1988. Pteridophyte Flora of Oaxaca, Mexico. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 46: 1-580.
Family:Polypodiaceae
Scientific Name:Pleopodium
Description:Genus Description - Hybrid genus between Pleopeltis and Polypodium, combining characters of species of those genera, generally with irregularly pinnately lobed blades and abortive spores.

Discussion:Type: xPleopodium simianum Schelpe & Anthony in Anthony & Schelpe [=Pleopeltis macrocar-pa x Polypodium polypodioides ssp. ecklonii (Kunze) Schelpe]. References: Anthony, N. C. & E. A. Schelpe. 1985. x Pleopodium—a putative intergeneric fern hybrid from Africa. Bothalia 15: 555-559; Mickel, J. T. & J. M. Beitel. 1987. Notes on x Pleopodium and Pleopeltis in tropical America. Amer. Fern J. 77: 16-27.