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This member of the
Psilotaceae family was given this name by Ambroise
Marie François Joseph Palisot de Beauvois in 1805. It is
found in the tropical and subtropical Americas, Asia, and the
Pacific. It grows as an epiphyte or on the ground in well drained
soil with some to lots of water and some sun. The branches can grow
to 50 centimetres.
plant have been thought to be a primitive fern relatives, with no
true roots or leaves. Latest research shows; it is not that
primitive; it's ancestors might have had roots.