Monographs Details: Trichomanes radicans Sw.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1984. The Botany of the Guyana Highland - Part XII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 38: 1-84.
Family:Hymenophyllaceae
Scientific Name:Trichomanes radicans Sw.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - General distribution. Tropical America. Old World.Guayana Highland distribution. Epiphytic on tree trunks or rarely epipetric.V E N E Z U E L A . Terr. Amazonas: Cerro de la Neblina, lowland and slope forestsS of C a m p 3, 1200-1600 m , Maguire, Wurdack & Bunting 36869 ( N Y , U S ) . Edo.Bolivar: Chimanta Massif, E section of Chimanta-tepui, Caiio del Grillo, ca 2450m , Steyermark, Huber & Carrefio E . 128847 (US, V E N ) ; Between the Rio Paramichiand the Salto de Chalimano, N W ofthe Serrania Pia-soi near the Venezuelan-Brazilian fronter, 525-650 m , Steyermark 90589 (US). G U Y A N A . N E side ofMt. Ayanganna, 800-900 m , Tillett, Tillett & Boyan 44965 ( N Y , U S ) . S U R I N A M .S of Kappelsavanna near the S foot of Tafelberg, Wessels-Boer 1555 (U, U S ).

Discussion:

Trichomanes kunzeanum Hooker, Sp. Fil. 1: 127, /. 39D. 1844. Syntypes. Near Pampayacu, Depto. Huanuco, Pem, Poeppig 1132 (syntype K not seen photo 19050; isotype LZ destroyed); Pangoa, Depto. Junin, Pem, Mathews 1088 (syntype K not seen photo 19051); and Trujillo and Merida, Edo. Merida, Venezuela, Linden 176 (syntype K not seen; isosyntypes B M not seen, FI not seen photo 16586).

Trichomanes repens Schott ex Sturm in Mart., Fl. Bras. 1(2): 264. 1859. Type. Brazil, Schott (holotype W not seen).

Trichomanes repens var. stipitatum Sturm in Mart., ¥1. Bras. 1(2): 264. 1859. Syntypes. Near Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Rio Negro, Est. Amazonas, Brazil, Spruce 2181 (syntype B R not seen; isosyntypes K not seen photo 19049, US); Colonia Tovar, Edo. Aragua, Venezuela, Karsten 31(2) (syntype B R not seen); and Venezuela, Moritz 90 (syntype B R not seen).

Trichomanes antillarum v. d. Bosch, Nederi. Kruid. Arch. 5(2): 164. 1861. Type. Jamaica, without collector (holotype B comm. J. Smith not seen; presumable isotype K not seen photo 19048).

Trichomanes mexicanum v. d. Bosch, Nederi. Kruid. Arch. 5(2): 164. 1862. Syntypes. Mexico, Schiede 806 (syntype B not seen fragm L not seen); and Mexico, Schaffner 7 (syntype Hb. Fee not seen fragm L; probable isosyntype K not seen photo 19052).

Trichomanes laetevirens Fee, Crypt. Vase. Bres. 1: 191, t. 67, f 2. 1869. Type. Brazil, Glaziou 1677 (holotype P or R B not seen).

Trichomanes radicans var. repens (Schott ex Sturm in Mart.) Sampaio, Arch. Mus. Nac. Rio Janeiro 1930: 18. 1930.

Vandenboschia radicans (Swartz) Copel., Phil. J. Sci. 67: 54. 1938.

Trichomanes radicans var. kunzeanum (Hooker) Duek & Lellinger, Amer. Fem J. 68: 120. 1978.

Jamaica, Swartz (holotype S not seen photo 6205).

Distribution:Guyana South America| Venezuela South America| Suriname South America|