Monographs Details: Vittaria lineata (L.) 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. Tropical America. Epiphytic on tree trunks, usually below 1000 m altitude.Guayana Highland distribution. VENEZUELA. Bolívar: Mt. Roraima, upper slope, im Thurn 170 (US); Chimantá-tepuí (Torono-tepuí), alt 1700 m, Steyermark 75631 (F); Auyan-tepuí, near the El Peñon Camp, alt 1850 m, Vareschi & Foldats 4833 (US).

Discussion:

Pteris lineata L., Sp. Pl. 1073. 1753. Type. Santo Domingo, Plumier, Tract. Fil. Amer. t. 143. 1705.

Vittaria filiformis Cav., Descr. 1801. 270. 1802. Type. Peru, Nee (MA not seen photo US), placed with a query as a form of V. lineata by Christensen [Dansk. Bot. Ark. 9(3): 24. 1937]

Vittaria angustifrons Michx., Fl. Bor. Amer. 2: 261. 1803. Type. Aisakatche River, Florida, Michaux (P not seen photo 335618 US; isotypes B-Hb. Willd. 20025-2 not seen Tryon photo US, P-Hb. Juss. Cat. 1351 not seen photo 3107 US).

Vittaria schkuhrii Raddi, Pl. Bras. 1: 51. 1825. Type. Corcovado, Brazil, Raddi (PI not seen).

Taeniopsis lineata (L.) J. Smith, Jour. Bot. Hook. 4: 67. 1841.

Vittaria pachydictyon K. Mull., Bot. Zeit. 12: 547, f. 4. 1854. Type. Suriname, Weigelt (B).

Haplopteris lineata (L.) J. Smith, Ferns Br. & For, ed. 1. 132. 1866.

Oetosis lineata (L.) Greene, Pittonia 4: 105. 1900.

Oetosis filiformis (Cav.) Greene, Pittonia 4: 105. 1900.

Vittaria bradeorum Rosenst., Repert. Sp. Nov. Fedde 22: 18. 1925. Type. Tablazo, Costa Rica, Brade 165 pro parte (S-PA not seen photo 6104 US).

Oetosis lineata var filiformis (Cav.) Farw., Am. Midl. Nat. 12: 291. 1931.

Lectotype. The description and plate by Plumier (Tract. Fil. Amer. 123, t. 143. 1705), based on specimens from Hispaniola, chosen by Tryon (Contr. Gray Herb. 194: 213. 1964). Morton (Contr. U. S. Nat. Herb. 38: 1971) has pointed out that J. E. Smith (Mem. Acad. Turin 5: 421. 1793) did not make the combination; apparently the first person to do so was Swartz.

Distribution:Venezuela South America|