Monographs Details: Trichomanes sprucei Baker
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1984. The Botany of the Guyana Highland - Part XII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 38: 1-84.
Family:Hymenophyllaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - General distribution. Westem Colombia to Surinam and northem Brazil.Guayana Highland distribution. Epipetric on cliffs and boulders or occasionallyepiphytic on trunks or branches. VENEZUELA . Terr. Amazonas: Yavita, AltoAtabapo, Williams 16156 (US), 128 m , Williams 13966 (US); Maroa, Rio Guainia,127 m , Williams 14361 (US); Cerro Sipapo (Paraque), Cafio from West Peakdrainage, 5500 ft, Maguire & Politi 27824 ( N Y , US ) , upper Cano Negro, Maguire& Politi 28199 (NY, US) ; Serrania Paru, Cafio Asisa, 1800 m . Cowan &Wurdack 31404 ( NY , US ) ; Cerro Duida, between Central C a m p and BrocchiniaHills, 1675 m , Steyermark 58101 (US). Edo. Bolivar: Meseta del Jaua, N E portionof Cerro Sarisariiiama, 700 m , 10 Feb 1976, Brewer-Carias (US); Auyan-tepui,1850 m , Tate 1257 (NY); Summit ofthe S E part ofthe N W arm of Auyan-tepui,1760 m , Steyermark 93674 (US, VEN ) ; Auyan-tepui, 1850 m , Tate 1257 (NY);Chimanta Massif, Amuri-tepui ( W sector of Acopan-tepui), ca 1850 m , Steyermark,Huber & Carrefio E . 128546 (US, VEN) , ca 2450 m , 128833 (US, VEN ),128841 (UC, VEN ) , 128843 (CR, VEN) , 128863 (F, VEN ) ; Chimanta Massif,N W part of Abacapa-tepui, 750-1100 m , Steyermark 74819 (F, US ) ; ChimantaMassif, N W part of summit of Abacapa-tepui, 2125-2300 m , Steyermark 74875(F, US ) ; Central section of Chimanta Massif, 1950 m , Steyermark & Wurdack560 (NY, US ) ; L a Escalera, Alto Rio Cuyuni, 850 m , Maguire, Steyermark &Maguire 46835 ( N Y , US ) ; Cerro Uroi, Alto Rio Cuyuni, 1000 m , Maguire, Steyermark

Discussion:

Trichomanes subdeltoideum C. Chr., Ind. Fil. 650. 1906, nom. superfl. An illegitimate renaming of T. sprucei Bak. in Hook. & Bak. non T. spruceanum Hooker, and so based on the type of T. sprucei.

Syntypes. Barra, Est. Amazonas, Brazil, Spruce 1399 (syntype K not seen photo 19142); and Panure, Est. Amazonas, Brazil, Spruce 2838 (syntype K not seen photo 19143; U S ).

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