A plant in culture from
A wild plant in Peru by Dr. Corine F.
Closer in Peru by Dr. Corine F.
A look inside to the ants by Robbin Moran, Plantsystematics.org.
David Bruce Lellinger, 1977
Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia,
Minimum - Medium
No; Yellow Spores
The Potato Fern
Solanopteris brunei, Warren Herbert Wagner Jr.
Microgramma brunei, Lellinger, 1977.
This member of the Polypodiaceae family
was given this name by David Bruce Lellinger
in 1977. It is found in Costa Rica, Panama,
Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, growing as an epiphyte, but can be grown in
sphagnum/coconut fiver mix soil with lots of water and little sun. The each
little caudex can grow to
four centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 30 centimetres in height - or length. The spores are yellow.
The genera name from
Latin; Micro; 'small' and gramma; 'line'. The
species name sounds like it originate from the little independence
country of Brunei in Indonesia - but it don't. It does not explain it in
Konrad Hermann Heinrich Christ's original publication, but it does mean
'dark' in Latin.