Leaves alternate, often clustered at the stem apex; petiolate; blades oblanceolate, elliptic to obovate, coriaceous, pinnately veined, margin entire, glabrous
to densely woolly beneath.
Lower surface: Glabrous
, except for abdominal sternites with microsetae.
4 mm long, 2- or 3-celled, ascending to strigose, the scales filiform, dull brown, entire, adaxially pubescent, the hairs like those on the pinnae rachises adaxially; laminar tissue between veins abaxially and adaxially eglandular, glabrous
; ultimate veins abaxially visible, glabrous
, adaxially obscure, glabrous
; lamina margins eglandular, ciliate, the hairs 0.
First podomere mostly glabrous
except for a small patch on mesal margin facing inner horns.
Leaves rosulate; sessile to pseudopetiolate; blades entire to lyrate, lanceolate, elliptical, obovate to spathulate, pinnately veined, margin entire to runcinate, glabrous
to glabrescent above, densely pubescent beneath.
5 mm long, 2- or 3-celled, adaxially eglandular, glabrous
to subglabrous; lamina margins eglandular, ciliate, the hairs 0.
Elaphoglossum of Mickel and Atehortua (1980) based on its nearly glabrous
leaves and presence of phyllopodia.
Leaves rosulate; pseudopetiolate; blades elliptic to ovate, pinnately veined, margin entire to lyrate or pinnatifid, glabrous
8 cm wide, ovate, apex acute and incurved, adaxially glabrous
, abaxially covered by a ferrugineous indument, brown, not imbricate during anthesis, exposing the rachis, longer than the sepals, coriaceous, strongly carinate, nerved.
Thoracic pleura pale orange, with narrow but distinct dark brown fascia, anepisternum and anepimeron glabrous
SURFACE AND VESTITURE: Body smooth, glabrous
, without any exaggerated outgrowths or punctation; hemelytron semitransparent.
Twigs pale yellowish, glabrous
or minutely pubescent.