This species appears to be a narrow endemic from the Sierra de Bahoruco in southwestern Dominican Republic. It is closely related to Polystichum lancilobum, which also produces proliferous buds at the leaf apex.

Collection Data (W. Testo 1791)

Classification & Common Names

General Collection Data
  • Date: 08-12-2018
  • Primary Collector & #: W. Testo 1791
  • Collection Party: Teodoro Clase, Yommi Piña, Susan Fawcett, Lindsey Riibe, Sally Chambers, Pedro Schwartsburd
  • Det. History: W Testo, December 2018
  • Habitat: Primary Forest
  • Habit: Terrestrial
  • Specimen Locations: JBSD, UC, VT
Additional Comments

Locally abundant in pristine montane forest.

Collection Location