Doryopteris majestosa is relatively widely distributed in east and central South America.
It ranges from north-eastern Brazil (Bahia) towards south-eastern and south Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul). It is also found in the Brazilian states Minas Gerais and Mato Grosso do Sul.
It is also encountered in Paraguay, Argentina and south-eastern Bolivia.
Doryopteris majestosa occurs in a variety of habitats - from the Atlantic to secondary forest (though not open and disturbed areas). It can also be found in Parana pine forest (known as Mata de Araucaria in south Brazil).
The species can usually be found growing alongside streams and near forest borders.
It usually grows in large populations, with terrestrial and occasionally rupicolous habit.
Sub-erect (erect meaning vertical).
With two sets of chromosomes in each cell.
Frond that produces spores.
Leaf of a fern or palm.
The tropical part of the American continents, such as central Mexico, the Caribbean islands, northern Chile, Paraguay and southern Brazil.
Occurring in all the tropical regions of the world.
Palmetely lobed, but with the side lobes further divided successively, one from the other (not all arising from the same point as in palmate).
Pinnately divided, with unspecified depth of division.
Buds capable of forming another plant.
Growing on or amongst rocks.
Shaped like an arrow-head.
Cluster of sporangia.
Spore-producing structure in pteridophytes.
Having 2 different shapes, forms or size.
With 3 sets of chromosomes in each cell.