Vittaria lineata (L.) 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


  • Scientific Name

    Vittaria lineata (L.) Sm.

  • Description

    Species Description - Rhizomes short-creeping, covered by linear scales 4-8 mm long, the scale apex filiform. Fronds numerous, generally pendent, 25-130 cm long, dark green, the midrib canaliculate the margins thick, re volute; veins forming longitudinally oriented areoles.

    Distribution and Ecology - Rather common, in understory of forests at all altitudes.