Monographs Details: Eriosorus flexuosus (Kunth) Copel. var. flexuosus
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. Hispaniola; Mexico to Bolivia and Brazil. Terrestrial, often among mosses.Guayana Highland distribution. VENEZUELA. Amazonas: Slopes E of Camp 3, Cerro de la Neblina, Río Yatua, alt 1700 m, Maguire, Wurdack, & Bunting 36942 (NY, VEN, US); Phelps Camp to North Savanna, Cerro Sipapo (Paraque), alt 1400 m, Maguire & Politi 27747 (NY, VEN, US); Lower Cano Negro, Cerro Sipapo (Paráque), Maguire & Politi 28089 (NY, VEN, US); Rim head of South Basin, Cerro Sipapo (Paráque), alt 1950 m, Maguire & Politi 28651 (NY, VEN, US). Bolívar: Vicinity of Upper Falls of the Río Tirica above Summit Camp, Chimantá Massif, alt 1940-1950 m, Steyermark & Wurdack 528 (NY, VEN, US); Between north peak and central plateau, alt 2000-2200 m, Ilu-tepuí, Maguire 33409 (NY, VEN, US); Upper slope, Mount Roraima, in Thurn 159 (US).

Discussion:

Gymnogramma flexuosa Desv., Ges. Naturf. Freunde Berl. Mag. 5: 306. 1811. Type. “Habitat in America australi,” Herb. Desv. (P not seen photo GH not seen).

Grammitis flexuosa H.B.K., Nov. Gen. & Sp. 1: 4 [fol. ed.]. 1816.

Gymnogramma refracta Kunze ex Klotzsch, Linnaea 20: 410. 1847. Type. Sierra Nevada, Venezuela, Moritz 359 (B not seen; isotypes B, BM photos 7491, 749210 US, P none seen; fragment US).

Psilogramme flexuosa (H.B.K.) Kuhn, Festschr. SO Jahr Jub. K. Realschule Berl. 339. [Chaetopt. 19] 1882. For additional synonyms not based on specimens collected in Venezuela, see Tryon (1970).

Type. Caracas, Venezuela, Humboldt & Bonpland (P not seen photo 4448 US; isotype B not seen Tryon photo US).

Distribution:West Indies| Mexico North America| Bolivia South America| Brazil South America| Guyana South America|