The elongate leaves that are distally proliferous help to distinguish Cranfilia caudata from other neotropical Blechnaceae.
Classification & Common Names
- Class: Polypodiopsida
- Family: Blechnaceae
- Genus: Cranfillia Gasper & V.A.O. Dittrich
- Species: Cranfillia caudata (Baker) V.A.O. Dittrich & Gasper
- Common name(s):
General Observation Data
- Date: 31-XII-2014
- Habitat: Cloud forest
Forming large colonies in the understory.
- Location: Volcán Barva – – – Heredia – Costa Rica.
- Coordinates: 10°8′6″N, 84°6′0″W
According to Moran’s treatment in Flora Mesoamericana (1995), this primarily Andean species is known in Central America from a single collection from the summit of Volcan Barva, where these photos were taken.
Michael: the correct name of this plant is Cranfillia caudata (Baker) V.A.O. Dittrich & Gasper – we corrected the name here (https://www.researchgate.net/publication/315810645_The_family_Blechnaceae_Polypodiopsida_in_Brazil_key_to_the_genera_and_taxonomic_treatment_of_Austroblechnum_Cranfillia_Lomaridium_Neoblechnum_and_Telmatoblechnum_for_southern_and_southeastern_Brazil)
Thanks Vinicius! I will update the nomenclature