Monographs Details: Lygodium volubile Sw.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1969. The botany of the Guayana Highland-part VIII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 18: 1-290.
Family:Lygodiaceae
Scientific Name:Lygodium volubile Sw.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Jamaica and Cuba. Guatemala and British Honduras. Trinidad and the Guianas to Argentina, Bolivia, and Peru. Apparently in fairly dry sites inthe eastern portion of the Guayana Highland and on Tafelberg. V E N E Z U E L A.Bolivar: Sta. Elena, Gran Sabana, Tamayo 3177 (US). S U R I N A M E . Tafelberg,alt 390 m, Maguire 24295 (US).

Discussion:

Hydroglossum volubile (Swartz) Willd. in L., Sp. Pi. ed. 4. 5: 78. 1810.

Type. Jamaica, Swartz (S not seen, Maxon photo 94 U S )

In the Guianas and in Brazil (outside the Highland area) are many specimens which seem intermediate between Lygodium volubilc and L. micans. The hairs on the sterile segments of these specimens are coarse and of restricted distribution like L. micans, but the specimens have the segment shape and size of L. volubile.

Distribution:Jamaica South America| Cuba South America| Guatemala Central America| Honduras Central America| Trinidad and Tobago South America| Guyana South America| Argentina South America| Bolivia South America| Peru South America|