This species is widespread in the American tropics (from Mexico to Bolivia) but belongs to a taxonomically challenging group that is centered in Mesoamerica.
Collection Data (W. Testo 1349)
Classification & Common Names
- Class: Polypodiopsida
- Family: Dryopteridaceae
- Genus: Polystichum Roth
- Species: Polystichum hartwegii (Klotzsch) Hieron.
- Common name(s):
General Collection Data
- Date: 06-VIII-2017
- Primary Collector & #: W. Testo 1349
- Collection Party:
- Det. History: David Barrington, August 2020
- Habitat: Montane forest
- Habit: Terrestrial
- Specimen Locations: AAU, BRIT, HUA, MO, VT
Infrequent in Quercus-dominated forest. In wet ditches.