Phlegmariurus pringlei was a common epiphyte in many of the sites that we visited in Oaxaca. Adventitious roots were often observed at the distal parts of its stem, apparently resulting in vegetative propagation whenever the plants touched a suitable substrate. The specific epithet honors Cyrus Guernsey Pringle (1838-1911), north-american botanist who made extensive and valuable collections of ferns and lycophytes in Mexico.
Collection Data (F.B. Matos 2428)
Classification & Common Names
- Class: Lycopodiopsida
- Family: Lycopodiaceae
- Genus: Phlegmariurus (Herter) Holub
- Species: Phlegmariurus pringlei (Underw. & F.E. Lloyd) B. Øllg.
- Common name(s):