I believe this is Selaginella chrysoleuca, a rare endemic of the Colombian Cordillera Oriental. It occurs at high elevations (for a Selaginella) and has a suberect growth habit. Comments on this ID are welcome.

Collection Data (W. Testo 1368)

Classification & Common Names

General Collection Data
  • Date: 10-VIII-2017
  • Primary Collector & #: W. Testo 1368
  • Collection Party: David Sanín, Alexandre Salino, William Bravo Pedraza, Lucas Lima.
  • Det. History: Weston Testo, March 2021
  • Habitat: Bosque altoandino
  • Habit: Terrestrial
  • Specimen Locations: BRIT, HUA, UC, VT
Additional Comments

Terrestrial along stream. In deep shade in deep ravine.

Collection Location