Cochlidium serrulatum is a commonly encountered Neotropical grammitid fern. It is also known from tropical Africa, Madagascar and Mauritius. It as one of the many examples of grammitid ferns with this type of geographic distribution. The plants seen here are forming a small colony, reproducing via root proliferations. Although rarely reported in taxonomic literature, this feature can easily be seen if the plants are carefully removed from the substrate without breaking the roots.
Collection Data (M. Sundue 3124)
Classification & Common Names
- Class: Polypodiopsida
- Family: Polypodiaceae
- Genus: Cochlidium Kaulf.
- Species: Cochlidium serrulatum (Sw.) L. E. Bishop
- Common name(s):
General Collection Data
- Date: 02-IX-2012
- Primary Collector & #: M. Sundue 3124
- Collection Party: M. Sundue, J. Betancur, P. Pedraza, G. Giraldo, M. Jaimes, E. Tineo, M. Londono, A. Duque, L. Arias
- Det. History: M. Sundue
- Habitat: Secondary Forest
- Habit: Terrestrial
- Specimen Locations:
- Location: Parque Nacional Natural Las Orquideas – – Frontino – Antioquia – Colombia.
- Coordinates: 6°38'20.7"N, 76°12'30.1"W