Monographs Details: Gymnopteris rufa (L.) Underw.
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. Greater Antilles. Mexico to Peru, Brazil, and the Guayanas. Guayana Highland distribution. Terrestrial or epipetric in shady areas. VENEZUELA. Bolivar: E slope of Cerro Pijiguao (N end of Serrania Suapure), alt 400-450 m, Wurdack & Monachino 41301 (NY, US, VEN). BRAZIL. Rio Branco: Valley of Rio Majary, alt 550 m, Maguire & Maguire 40062 (IAN, NY, US).

Discussion:

Acrostichum rufum L., Syst. Nat. ed. 10, 2: 1320. 1759.

Hemionitis rufa (L.) Swartz, Jour. Bot. Schrad. 1800(2): 16. 1802.

Gymnogramma rufa (L.) Desv., Ges. Naturf. Freunde Berlin Mag. 5: 304. 1811.

Neurogramme rufa (L.) Link, Fil. Sp. 138. 1841.

Type. “Acrostichum rufum 4,” [Jamaica] (BM not seen Maxon photo US).

Distribution:Mexico North America| Peru South America| Brazil South America| Guyana South America|