Monographs Details: Doryopteris lomariacea Klotzsch
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1972. The botany of the Guayana Highland--part IX. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 23: 1-832.
Family:Pteridaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - General distribution. Southern Brazil, Paraguay, and Peru.Guayana Highland distribution. Terrestrial, usually in moist or swampy places. VENEZUELA. Bolívar: Mount Roraima, Schomburgk 6 (US), im Thurn 144 (US); Chimantá Massif, Central Section, headwaters of the Río Tirica, Steyermark & Wurdack 772 (F, NY, VEN), 901 (F, NY, VEN); Auyán-tepuí, Foldats 2626a (VEN).

Discussion:

Pellaea lomariacea (Kunze ex Klotzsch) Hooker, Sp. Fil. 2: 133. 1858.

Pteris lomariacea (Kunze ex Klotzsch) Baker in Hooker & Baker, Syn. Fil. 164. 1867.

Allosorus lomariaceus (Kunze ex Klotzsch) Kuntze, Rev. Gen. PI. 2: 806. 1891.

Type. British Guiana, Schomburgk 1197 (B? not seen; isotypes BM photo US, NY not seen).

In a recent revision of the Brazilian species of Doryopteris, which includes a critique of Tryon’s revision, Brade (Arq. Jard. Bot. Rio Janeiro 18: 39-72. 1964) maintains D. bradei as distinct, but without elucidating any substantial reasons. He admits that varietal or subspecific rank might also be appropriate, since the principal difference is one of lamina lobing.

Distribution:Venezuela South America| Brazil South America| Paraguay South America| Peru South America| Guyana South America|