Saccoloma laxum

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Saccoloma laxum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pteridophyta
Class: Pteridopsida
Order: Polypodiales
Family: Saccolomataceae
Genus: Saccoloma
Species: S. laxum
Binomial name
Saccoloma laxum
R.C.Moran & B.Øllg.

Saccoloma laxum is a species of fern in the family Lindsaeaceae. It is endemic to Ecuador, where it is only known from a single location in Zamora-Chinchipe Province. It grows in Amazonian forest habitat on limestone, a rock type which is rare in the region. It is threatened by urbanization and deforestation.[1]


  1. ^ Navarrete, H. & Pitman, N. 2003. Saccoloma laxum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. Downloaded on 01 September 2015.