Monographs Details: Lygodium micans J.W.Sturm
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1969. The botany of the Guayana Highland-part VIII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 18: 1-290.
Family:Lygodiaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Panama to Peru. Trinidad and Tobago to Brazil and Venezuela.Along river banks in the eastern portion of the Guayana Highland. BRITISHG U I A N A . Kamakusa, Upper ISIazaruni River, /. T. D e La Cruz 2822 (L^S); PotaroRiver ca 3 miles above Kaieteur Falls, alt ca 420 m. Cowan & Soderstrom 2122 (US);western extremity of Kanuku Mountains in the Takutu River drainage, alt 700 m,A. C. Smith 3299 (US).

Discussion:

Lygodium acuminatum Sturm in Mart., Fl. Bras. 1(2): 174, (. 14, f. 2. 1859. Type. Mount Corcovado, at Agua de Serra, Brazil, Pohl 3859 (not seen; isotype BR not seen, photo 4765 US).

Lygodium volubile var acuminatum (Sturm) Farw., Am. Midi. Nat. 12: 306. 1931.

Type. British Guiana, Schomburgk 399 (not seen)

At least in the specimens from the Highland area, the rather coarse hairs on the undersides of the pinnae tend to be confined to the veins and usually to the area just beneath the sorophores.

Distribution:Panama Central America| Peru South America| Trinidad and Tobago South America| Brazil South America| Venezuela South America| Guyana South America|