Monographs Details: Pleopeltis revoluta (Willd.) A.R.Sm.
Authority: Mori, S. A., et al. 1997. Guide to the vascular plants of central French Guiana: Part 1. Pteridophytes, gymnosperms, and monocotyledons. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 76: 1-422.
Family:Polypodiaceae
Description:Species Description - Plants epiphytic. Rhizomes creeping, <1 mm diam., covered with brown hairs and round, blackish scales. Fronds slightly dimorphic, clumped or widely spaced; petiole nearly absent to 2 cm long, black with green margin; blade linear or oblanceolate, 7.5-20 X 0.7-1.8 cm; midrib green on adaxial surface, black on abaxial surface, with stellate scales; veins reticulate, some areoles enclosing free veinlets. Sori oblong or linear, 2-10 X 1-2 mm.

Distribution and Ecology - In forests around 600 m