Monographs Details: Actinostachys pennula (Sw.) Hook.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1969. The botany of the Guayana Highland-part VIII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 18: 1-290.
Family:Schizaeaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Puerto Rico, Guadeloupe, and Trinidad. Costa Rica. Venezuelato Peru, Suriname, and Brazil. In the Guayana Highland common on sandy or rockysoil among grasses at 100-1500 m altitude in the western (Colombian) portion, fromCerro Sipapo to Cerro Duida, Amazonas, Venezuela, and in the Mazaruni River Basinand on the Kaieteur Plateau, British Guiana.

Discussion:

Schizaea penntda Swartz, Syn. Fil. 150, 379. 1806. Type. "America meridionalis,'' "Habitat in America calidiore" (S not seen).

Schizaea trilateralis Schkuhr, Krypt. Gew. 1: 137, t. 136. 1809. Type. "Habitat in India occidentali circa Essequebum," British Guiana, Gartner (not seen).

Acrostichum pennula (Swartz) Poir. in Lam., Encyc. Suppl. 1: 125. 1810.

Schizaea penicillata Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd. in L., Sp. PI. ed. 4. 5: 86. 1810, nom illeg. Based on S. pennida Swartz.

Actinostachys trilateralis (Schkuhr) J. Smith, Lond. Jour. Bot. 1: 202. 1842.

Distribution:Puerto Rico South America| Guadeloupe South America| Trinidad and Tobago South America| Costa Rica South America| Venezuela South America| Peru South America| Suriname South America| Brazil South America| Colombia South America| Guyana South America|