Terrestrial, creeping or appressed, minute, usually less than 10 cm long, glabrous except for long cilia on lower part of leaves; stems not flagellate at apex, leafy throughout at base, short-branched almost throughout, the branches nearly equal in length. Median leaves not much smaller than lateral leaves, +/- ovate, abruptly acuminate, short-toothed near apex, ciliate toward base, not auriculate, basifixed; lateral leaves +/- oblong, usually acute at apex, not auriculate, basifixed, to ca 2 mm long, prominently long-ciliate at least near base. Cones inconspicuous, constituting a gradual continuation of branch apices, the bracts short-toothed; megaspores minute. Croat 10759. Rare, in the forest, usually on steep shaded banks. Mexico to Panama and Colombia. In Panama, known from tropical moist forest in the Canal Zone, Bocas del Toro, and Panamd and from premontane wet forest in Panama. See Fig. 2.