This species is found from Costa Rica to Ecuador at high elevations, principally in montane forests and low páramos. It is a member of subsection Muscosa and perhaps easiest to confuse with Elaphoglossum muscosum, from which it differs by usually brown, denticulate rhizome scales (vs. reddish-brown and entire in E. muscosum). The two species also do not overlap geographically, with E. muscosum being found in northern Central America, the Caribbean, and southern Brazil.



Collection Data (W. Testo 1339)

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Infrequent in Quercus-dominated forest. Terrestrial, near rocks.

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