These photos document observations by Susan Fawcett and I to document the primary-hemiepiphytic habit of Pleopeltis bradeorum. We found juvenile sporophytes starting as epiphytes on tree trunks. Maturing sporophytes develop two types of roots: short clasping-roots that seem to serve primarily to help adhere to the plant to the phorophyte, and elongate feeder-roots that descend to the ground.

Collection Data (M. Sundue 3935)

Classification & Common Names

General Collection Data
  • Date: 20-I-2015
  • Primary Collector & #: M. Sundue 3935
  • Collection Party: S. Fawcett & M. Sundue
  • Det. History: M. Sundue
  • Habitat: Tropical rainforest
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  • Specimen Locations: CR, VT
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