Phlebodium inaequale was treated as Polypodium pleurosorum Kunze ex Mett. by Mickel and Smith in the Pteridophytes of Mexico (Mem. NYBG 88, 2004). Daniel Tejero-Diaz, John Mickel, and Alan Smith later recognized it in Phlebodium in their 2009 paper describing a hybrid between it and Phlebodium pseudoaureum. They further support its position by citing unpublished DNA sequence data generated by H. Schneider. For further details see:

Tejero-DÍez, J. Daniel, John T. Mickel, and Alan R. Smith. “A hybrid Phlebodium (Polypodiaceae, Polypodiophyta) and its influence on the circumscription of the genus.” American Fern Journal 99.2 (2009): 109-116.

Collection Data (M. Sundue 3458)

Classification & Common Names

General Collection Data
  • Date: 15-IV-2013
  • Primary Collector & #: M. Sundue 3458
  • Collection Party: M. Sundue & R. Torres C.
  • Det. History: M. Sundue
  • Habitat: Primary Forest
  • Habit: Epiphyte
  • Specimen Locations: MEXU, VT
Additional Comments

Climbing epiphyte, rhizome ocassionally branched, thick, starchy, lacking black sclerids

Collection Location