Colenso, W. 1845: A classification and description of some newly discovered ferns, collected in the Northern Island of New Zealand, in the summer of 1841-2. Tasmanian Journal of Natural Science 2: 161-189.
From the Latin sylvaticus (of woodlands), a reference to the forest habitat of this species., Lectotype (selected by Brownsey et al. 2019): near Tolaga Bay, E. Coast, W. Colenso, Dec. 1841, WELT P003188!
NZOR Concept Id
NZFLORA (2012-) New Zealand Plant Names - Name based concepts