ⓘ Cyathea amintae

                                     

ⓘ Cyathea amintae

Cyathea amintae is a species of tree fern native to Puerto Rico, where it grows in shaded areas and cloud forest at an altitude of 1000–1200 m. The erect trunk may be 1.3 m tall and approximately 5 cm in diameter. Fronds are pinnate and up to 1.6 m long. The rachis is often purplish brown and covered with scales, usually on the underside. The scales range in colour from golden brown to bicoloured. Sori occur along each side of the pinnule midvein and indusia are cup-like.

In the wild, S. amintae known to hybridise with cyathea bryophila waterfall and the waterfall cyathea portoricensis. S bryophila, it forms a fertile hybrid waterfall cyathea × dryopteroides.

The specific epithet refers to amintae Aminta Kitfield Conant.

S. amintae commonly known as Alsophila amintae due to nomenclature problems.