Parablechnum are distinguished from other Blechnaceae by their dimorphic fertile and sterile fronds, coriaceous laminae, and mucilaginous fiddleheads. The species are not well understood. Andean plants with peg-like aerophores such as this have been called P. lechleri. Petiole and rachis color of these plants varies from atropurpureous to stramineous, or mixed. This plant is also densely tomentose along the rachis, a character not usually present in P. lechleri.

Collection Data (M. Sundue 4795)

Classification & Common Names

General Collection Data
  • Date: 14-VII-2016
  • Primary Collector & #: M. Sundue 4795
  • Collection Party: Norberto López, Weston Testo, Alejandra Vasco
  • Det. History: M. Sundue, 2021
  • Habitat:
  • Habit: Terrestrial
  • Specimen Locations: HUA, VT
Additional Comments

Collection Location