Saccoloma inaequale is the most common species of Saccolomataceae, occurring from Mexico to southern Brazil. It is highly variable throughout its range and probably consists of more than one species. Note the “omega-shaped” vascular bundle on that cross section of the petiole base. Also characteristic are the marginal sori, with indusia opening toward the lamina margin.
Collection Data (F.B. Matos 997)
Classification & Common Names
- Class: Polypodiopsida
- Family: Saccolomataceae
- Genus: Saccoloma Kaulf.
- Species: Saccoloma inaequale (Kunze) Mett.
- Common name(s):
General Collection Data
- Date: 16-II-2006
- Primary Collector & #: F.B. Matos 997
- Collection Party: J.L. Paixão, S.C. Sant'Ana & M.M. Lopes
- Det. History: F.B. Matos, V.2010
- Habitat: Atlantic Forest
- Habit: Terrestrial
- Specimen Locations: CEPEC, UPCB
- Location: Serra do Peito de Moça – – Arataca – Bahia – Brazil.
- Coordinates: -15.173611, -39.341667
- Elevation: 1000 m