Monographs Details: Hypoderris brownii J.Sm. ex Hook.
Authority: Proctor, George R. 1989. Ferns of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 53: 1-389.
Family:Tectariaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - General Distribution. Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, Grenada, Trinidad, and Venezuela.Distribution in Puerto Rico. Confined to the northwestem quarter ofthe island; recorded from Adjuntas, Arecibo, Ciales, Hatillo, Isabela, Lares, Quebradillas, and Utuado.Habitat. Moist shaded ravines, limestone sinkholes, and sometimes beside waterfalls, at lower middle elevations (200-345 m), locally frequent.

Discussion:

Fig. 72.

Type. Probably a specimen cultivated at Kew, originating in Trinidad, not seen. Hooker and Bauer's illustration is unmistakable.

Syn. Woodsia brownii (J. Smith) Mettenius, Fil. hort. bot. Lips. 98. 1856

Characters as given for the genus.

Distribution:West Indies| Puerto Rico South America| Grenada South America| Trinidad and Tobago South America| Venezuela South America|