Descr. Pl. 249. 1802.
Stems erect, compact. Petiole straw-colored to tan or chestnut brown, equaling or slightly longer than blade, pubescent on both surfaces, base scaly; scales narrowly lanceolate, 3–8 × 0.2–0.7 mm. Blade oblong or ovate-oblong, 1-pinnate, 0.15–1.2 × 0.2–0.5 m. Rachis and costae puberulent abaxially. Pinnae (2–)3–6 pairs, 12–25 cm, base oblique, with 1–2 proximal basiscopic lobes, margins crenate without proliferous buds in axils. Areoles with included veinlets. Indusia attached laterally. 2n = 160.
Elevation: 0 m
Fla., Mexico, West Indies in Antilles, Central America, South America to n Argentina.