This collection has features intermediate between P. lechleri and P. cordatum. The elongate aerophores match P. lechleri, but the petiole colors match those of P. cordatum. Pending further study, I am applying the name P. lechleri to all plants with elongate aerophores.
Collection Data (M. Sundue 5074)
General Collection Data
- Date: 6-II-2022
- Primary Collector & #: M. Sundue 5074
- Collection Party: Alejandra Vasco, Weston Testo, Sarah Morris, Susana Vega, Jonatan Castro, Verónica Bedoya, Alejandro Marín, Arcangel Gómez
- Det. History: M. Sundue
- Habit: Terrestrial
- Specimen Locations: BRIT, F, JAUM, VT
Leaves to 2.5 m long. Petioles with elongate aerophores throughout their length. Laminae with 15-20 pinna pairs. Young fiddleheads densely mucilaginous.