(Presl) Spring., Bull. Acad. Roy. Sci.Bruxelles 10:226. 1843
S. fendleri Baker; S. sylvatica Baker
Terrestrial, usually long-creeping and ±regularly shortbranched; stems obscurely articulate, lackingflagellate apices, glabrous, prominently rooted along their length,the roots produced from bottom side of stem. Median leavesacuminate, auriculate, and affixed well above base, markedlyciliate at base; lateral leaves ± oblong, 3-4 mm long, acuteat apex, auriculate at base, the basal part markedly long-ciliate.Cones short, inconspicuous, solitary at apices of ultimatebranches, squarish, the bracts long-tapered, spreading, minutelytoothed; megaspores minute, alveolate, light yellow-brown. Croat6933, 12670.
Abundant in the forest, usually along trails;also found in shaded places in clearings.
Costa Rica to Colombia. In Panama, known from tropical moistforest in the Canal Zone and Panama.