Pleopeltis polypodioides

A common species growing on trees in the humid southeast, peripheral and uncommon in Indiana. Although I have seen it in Indiana (at McBride's Bluff) my photographs are from east Texas and central Alabama.

Plant habit at Big Thicket National Preserve, east Texas, 3 Jul 2007.

Closer view of a plant at Big Thicket National Preserve, 3 Jul 2007.

Plant habit at The Nature Conservancy's Kathy Stiles Freeland Bibb County Glades Preserve, central Alabama, 18 Mar 2008.

Abaxial view of a leaf showing sori and clathrate scales, Big Thicket National Preseve, 3 Jul 2007.

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