Monographs Details: Trichomanes punctatum subsp. sphenoides (Kunze) Wess.Boer
Authority: Proctor, George R. 1989. Ferns of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 53: 1-389.
Family:Hymenophyllaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - General Distribution. Greater Antilles, andcontinental tropical America from Guatemala sporadically to Peru and Bolivia.Distribution in Puerto Rico. Known from rather widely scattered localities; recorded from Aguas Buenas, Guaynabo, Naguabo, Peiiuelas, and Rio Grande.Habitat. O n deeply shaded bases of tree-trunks, and on sides of mossy boulders and ledges at low to middle elevations (65-570 m), uncommon, perhaps sometimes mistaken in the field for T. lineolatum (q.v.).

Discussion:

Basionym. Trichomanes sphenoides Kunze, Linnaea9: 102. 1834; Famkrauter 216, t. 88, fig. 2. 1846.

Type. Poeppig s.n., from Cuchero, Peru (W, as cited by Wessels Boer, 1962).

Syn. Didymoglossum sphenoides (Kunze) K, Presl, Hymenophyllaceae 115, 1843.

Hemiphlebium sphenoides (Kunze) Prantl, Unters. Morph. Gefasskrypt. 1: 46. 1875.

Distribution:Guatemala Central America| Peru South America| Bolivia South America| Puerto Rico South America|