All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Resurrection or Little Gray Polypody</strong>
<em>Pleopeltis polypoioides</em>
This is an interesting epiphytic, or tree-climbing, fern that will sometimes cover the trunks and limbs of a tree. I've seen Pecan trees in the Florida panhandle t...
Resurrection or Little Gray Polypody
Pleopeltis polypoioides
This is an interesting epiphytic, or tree-climbing, fern that will sometimes cover the trunks and limbs of a tree. I've seen Pecan trees in the Florida panhandle that are covered with this fern. When the fern's fronds dry they curl up, like the ones in this photo, giving it the nickname "resurrection fern". Note the brown sori, the dry spore-containing bodies on the underside of the fronds. The following photo shows fresh sori.

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