Desmophlebium lechleri is widely distributed in the neotropics, from Costa Rica to Peru and Brazil. As you can see here, it has an incredible ornamental potential, which is so far underexplored. Plants can be recognized by an apical segment that is nearly identical to the lateral pinnae, the crowded, straight sori borne at nearly right angles to the costa, and the mostly simple veins that are free almost to the margin, where they join an inframarginal vein.
Collection Data (F.B. Matos 920)
Classification & Common Names
- Class: Polypodiopsida
- Family: Desmophlebiaceae
- Genus: Desmophlebium Mynssen A. Vasco Sylvestre R.C. Moran & Rouhan
- Species: Desmophlebium lechleri (Mett.) Mynssen A.Vasco Sylvestre R.C.Moran & Rouhan
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