Costa Rica Fern 2

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My dementia meant that I was gettig in a bit o a mddle so I do not know if either of my first mailing attempts got through.

My wife and I recently had the privilege of visiting Sri Lanka a country which we have wanted to get to for many years and indeed this trip was originally booked for 2020. In the meantime I have been diagnosed with early stage Vascular Dementia / Vascular Parkinsonism. When I was 21 I set myself a target to photograph 25,000 species of identified living organisms in my lifetime. I am up to 23,600 but I am now 73 and hope that I can still achieve my objective. (The total includes 461 species of Pteridophytes).
I only managed to photograph three fern species in Costa Rica. (Most of the ferns that I saw were not fertile or only had very immature sori)

I would be very grateful if anyone might possibly be able to suggest a species identification of these three species. (I have been a member of BPS for many years).

Many thanks
Alan Outen
3. ? Elaphoglossum eximium Arenal Hanging Bridges, Arenal National Park,, Costa Rica, 21.05.22

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2 thoughts on “Costa Rica Fern 2”

  1. That looks like Campyloneurum brevifolium. It may be C phyllitidis, that would depend on the length of the stipe. However, the dark green colour and apparent toughness makes me think that this is the former.

  2. Very many thanks aagin Peter. I have been struggling including a period of hospitalisation so have onlyy just found tyour r reply
    Thank you so much again


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