Monographs Details: Vittaria graminifolia Kaulf.
Authority: Proctor, George R. 1989. Ferns of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 53: 1-389.
Family:Pteridaceae
Description:Species Description - Rhizome dorsiventral, short-creeping or sometimes ascending and tufted, bearing numerous lance-attenuate scales mostly 3-6 mm long, 0.3-0.8 mm broad, the long-acuminate apex not usually unicostate except at extreme tip. Fronds few or numerous, closely clustered, arching or pendent, 8-45 cm long, 1-3 m m broad; stipes nearly lacking, but if present, then greenish or brownish and flattened; costa moderately or scarcely grooved on adaxial side, obscure and indistinct; margins plane or slightly revolute; cross veins short and distant, the areoles thus longitudinally linear; tissue dark green, opaque, rather stiff. Soral lines in deep grooves parallel with and 0.1-0.5 mm from the margins.

Discussion:

Type. Comm. Kauljuss in 1827, from Brazil (LZ, destroyed; isotype E, not seen, cited by R. Tryon, 1964).

Syn. Vittaria filifolia Fee, Mem. foug. 3: 20, t. 3, fig. 6. 1852. (Lectotype. LHerminier, from Guadeloupe, P-herb. Cosson, selected by R. Tryon, 1964.)

Vittaria lineata f. filifolia (Fee) Duss, Div. foug, Antill. fran?. 90. 1903.

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