Monographs Details: Doryopteris sagittifolia (Raddi) J.Sm.
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 and near Tovar, Venezuela (Fendler 366, G, not seen).Guyana Highland distribution. Epipetric, often on rocks in forests. VENEZUELA: Bolívar: Sierra de Lema, base of high sandstone bluffs, alt 500 m, Steyermark 89523 (F, US). SURINAME: Tafelberg, alt 390 m, Maguire 24759 (F, NY, U, VEN). BRAZIL. Terr. Roraima [Rio Branco]: Serra Tepequem, on rocks, alt 550 m, Maguire & Maguire 40061 (F, NY, VEN), 40066 (F, NY); Serra Tepequem, among rocks, alt 1200 m, Prance et al 4579 (NY, US).

Discussion:

Pteris sagittifolia Raddi, Opusc. Sci. Bologna 3: 292. 1819; PI. Brasil. 1: t. 63, f. 1. 1825.

Pteris hastata Raddi, PI. Brasil. 1: 43, t. 63, f. 2. 1825. Type. Mandiocca, Brazil, Raddi (BOLO? not seen).

Litobrochia sagittifolia (Raddi) Presl, Tent. Pterid. 148. 1836.

Litobrochia hastata (Raddi) Presl, Tent. Pterid. 148. 1836.

Pteris sagittifolia var a sagittata Hook., Sp. Fil. 2: 207. 1858, nom. illeg. Based on Pteris sagittifolia Raddi.

Pteris sagittifolia var hastata (Raddi) Hook., Sp. Fil. 2: 208. 1858.

Pellaea sagittifolia (Raddi) Prantl, Bot. Jahrb. 3: 419. 1882.

Type. According to R. M. Tryon’s revision, t. 63, f. 1 of Raddi’s Plantarum Brasiliensium . . . , from near Mandiocca, Brazil, Raddi, which may be based on an extant specimen at BOLO.

Distribution:Venezuela South America| Suriname South America| Brazil South America|