Monographs Details: Schizaea sprucei Hook.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1969. The botany of the Guayana Highland-part VIII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 18: 1-290.
Family:Schizaeaceae
Scientific Name:Schizaea sprucei Hook.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Known only from the type and from Wacaricuara and vicinity,Rio Paca (tributary of the Rio Papuri), Vaupes, Colombia, alt 195 m, Schultes &Cabrera 19555 (US).

Discussion:

Type. "Ad flum. Guainio v. Rio Negro supra ostium fluminis Casiquiari," Venezuela, Spruce 3752 (K not seen, photo 11445 U S ) .

This species differs from Schizaea elegans in its thicker rhizomes, more densely hirsute stipes, and spathulate-fusiform, coriaceous laminae

Distribution:Colombia South America|