Monographs Details: Antrophyum cayenense (Desv.) Spreng.
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 Bolivia and Brazil. Epiphytic up to 1200(-1500) m in North America; usually below 500(-1000) m in South America.Guayana Highland distribution. SURINAME. Tafelberg, S slopes of Arrowhead Basin, Maguire 24600 (F, US). COLOMBIA. Meta: Sierra de la Macarena, Cano Entrada, alt 475 m, Philipson & Idrobo 1779 (US).

Discussion:

Hemionitis cajenensis Desv., Ges. Naturf. Freunde Berl. Mag. 5: 311. 1811. Type. Cayenne, collector unknown (P-Hb. Desvaux), seen and commented upon by Tryon (Contr. Gray Herb. 194: 222. 1954).

Antrophyum discoideum Kunze, Bot. Zeit. 6: 702. 1848. Lecotype. Colombia, Karsten 30 (LZ destroyed; isotype B not seen photo GH), chosen by Tryon (Rhodora 66: 112. 1964).

Polytaenium discoideum (Kunze) Bened. Bull. Torrey Club 38: 169. 1911.

Polytaenium cajenense (Desv.) Bened., Bull. Torrey Club 38: 169. 1911.

Antrophyum subsessile var elongatum Mett., Ann. Sci. Nat. Paris V, 2: 208. 1864. Based on A. discoideum Kunze.

Antrophyum brasilianum var elongatum (Mett.) Hieron., Hedwigia 48: 247. 1909.

Distribution:Mexico North America| Bolivia South America| Brazil South America| United States of America North America| Guyana South America| Suriname South America| Colombia South America|