1. Family: Marattiaceae Kaulf.
    1. Genus: Eupodium J.Sm.
      1. Eupodium pittieri (Maxon) Christenh.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Panama to Colombia.


    Christenhusz, M.J.M. Kew Bull (2010) 65: 115. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12225-010-9178-3

    Rhizomes erect, globular, radially arranged, often partly subterraneous, but recorded to form erect trunks to 1 m tall, up to about 40 cm wide at apex, somewhat resembling a fleshy big pine-cone with closed scales
    stipules appressed, half-orbicular, to 4 cm wide, succulent
    leaves 3-pinnate-pinnatifid, deltoid-triangular, 2 – 4 m long, petioles to about 2 m long, 2 cm thick at the base, smooth, glabrous or glabrescent (sparsely scaly), the scales when present 1 – 3 mm long, filiform to lanceolate, orange to light-brown, flaccid, often caducous; rachises winged, the wing to 2 mm wide in the distal part of rachis; blades 170 – 180 × 170 – 190 cm, densely scaly; lateral pinnae deltoid-oblong, reduced and confluent with the winged rachises towards the pinnule apex into an entire pinnatifid-crenate terminal segment with a crenate acute apex, the pinnae with about 11 – 15 pairs of pinnules, the oblong pinnules pinnate or deeply lobed; pinnulets elliptic-oblong, 1 – 5.5 (– 8.5) × 0.5 – 1.5 cm, parallel-sided, apices obtuse to rounded-acute, bases acute, margins coarsely crenate, the midvein bearing awns adaxially only, these 0.2 – 1 mm long; terminal segments rhomboid, 1.9 – 3.2 × 1.7 – 2 cm, widest below the middle, margins crenate, deeply pinnatifid; veins simple or once forked (a fork per lobe), branched in apical pinnules, about 3 – 6 veins per cm (but variable); synangia intramarginal, bilateral, 8 – 16 (– 18)-locular, mature ones stalked, the stalks about 0.7 mm long.
    DWidely distributed from S Mexico to Bolivia and east to Venezuela and Trinidad.
    In montane rainforest, cloud forest and elfin woodland; 1000 – 3000 m.
    Least Concern (LC).

    Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co



    Native to:

    Colombia, Panamá

    Eupodium pittieri (Maxon) Christenh. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Kew Bull. 65(1): 120 (2010)

    Accepted by

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