Monographs Details: Pityrogramma tartarea (Cav.) Maxon
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. Tropical America. Terrestrial at middle elevations.Guayana Highland distribution. VENEZUELA. Bolívar: Mt. Roraima, alt 2100-2620 m, Steyermark 58933 (F, US) Sororopán-tepuí, alt 2225-2255 m, Steyermark 60072 (F, US).

Discussion:

Acrostichum tartareum Cav., Descr. 242. 1802.

Hemionitis dealbata Willd., Hort. Berol. 1(2): 40, t. 40. 1805. Type. Not stated, but based on a cultivated plant in the garden at Berlin. The name is not superfluous, as indicated by Tryon (Contr. Gray Herb. 185: 65. 1962), for only later did Willdenow (Sp. PI. ed. 4, 5: 131. 1810) identify his plant with Acrostichum tartareum of Cavanilles, incorrectly (by our modern rules) retaining his own, later epithet.

Type. Near Guamantanga, Peru, Nee (MA not seen; isotype P not seen photo by Tryon US).

Distribution:Guyana South America| Venezuela South America| United States of America North America|