Instead of pressing this monster right away, we threw it in the back of the pick-up truck where it shriveled up into a blackish mess on the way home. It is one of the worst specimens I have ever made.
Collection Data (M. Sundue 2574)
Classification & Common Names
- Class: Polypodiopsida
- Family: Blechnaceae
- Genus: Cranfillia Gasper & V.A.O. Dittrich
- Species: Cranfillia sprucei (C. Chr.) Gasper & V.A.O. Dittrich
- Common name(s):
General Collection Data
- Date: 8-III-2011
- Primary Collector & #: M. Sundue 2574
- Collection Party: M. Sundue & M. McHenry
- Det. History: M. Sundue
- Habitat: Remnant forest
- Habit: Terrestrial
- Specimen Locations: QCA, VT
Clearing with tall cascades. Close to road.
Using a sealed plastic bag can be a good way to preserve the plant if you cannot press it at that moment.