Tectaria incisa


Descr. Pl. 249. 1802.

Common names: Incised halberd fern
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 2.

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.

Habitat: Hammocks
Elevation: 0 m


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Fla., Mexico, West Indies in Antilles, Central America, South America to n Argentina.


Selected References


Lower Taxa