Terrestrial, erect, to 80 cm tall and to 35 cm wide, unbranched in lower half, reddish near base, not articulate, sparsely leafy, regularly branched from near middle, the branches 12-25 cm long, gradually diminished in length toward apex. Leaves uniform, reddish, basifixed, ovate-oblong, usually acute; median leaves gradually longacuminate, basifixed, minutely toothed; lateral leaves ovate-oblong, acute at apex, basifixed, minutely toothed. Cones numerous, solitary at branch apices, mostly to ca 1 cm long, +/- square, the bracts long-acuminate and +/- spreading; megaspores minute, white, smooth. Croat 4111. Panama to Bolivia. In Panama, known from tropical moist forest in the Canal Zone, Panama, and Darien, and from premontane wet and tropical wet forests in Panama. See Fig. 1.