Megalastrum vastum is found in forests throughout the tropical Andes from Venezuela to Bolivia between 400 and 2200 m.  The large divided leaves covered in short appressed pale hairs, and lack of an indusium help characterize the species.

Collection Data (M. Sundue 3155)

Classification & Common Names

General Collection Data
  • Date: 03-IX-2012
  • Primary Collector & #: M. Sundue 3155
  • Collection Party: M. Sundue, J. Betancur, P. Pedraza, G. Giraldo, M. Jaimes, E. Tineo, M. Londono, A. Duque, L. Arias
  • Det. History: R. C. Moran (NY)
  • Habitat: Primary Forest
  • Habit: Terrestrial
  • Specimen Locations: COL, NY, VT
Additional Comments

Collection Location