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View USF Tampa Plant Record: Pleopeltis polypodioides

Scientific Name Pleopeltis polypodioides
Common Name Resurrection fern
Family Polypodiaceae
Info "Pleopeltis polypodioides is a species of creeping, coarse-textured fern native to the Americas and Africa. The evergreen fronds of this fern are 25 cm high by 5 cm wide and monomorphic. The leathery, yellow-green pinnae (leaflets) are deeply pinnatifid, oblong to narrowly lanceolate, usually widest near middle, occasionally at or near base. It attaches to the limbs of its host plant with a branching, creeping, slender rhizome, which grows to 2 mm in diameter. The scales are lanceolate, with light brown base and margins, and having a dark central stripe."
Found By "Douglas Franz, Angel Aquino"
Date Found 1/22/2013
Links http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=PLPO2
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