This species was recently described by Benjamin Øllgaard and is endemic to eastern Colombia. Most collections are from the Cocuy massif, where this plant was found. It is common in gravelly soils in high paramos, above 4000 m.

Collection Data (W. Testo 1390)

Classification & Common Names

General Collection Data
  • Date: 14-VIII-2017
  • Primary Collector & #: W. Testo 1390
  • Collection Party: David Sanín, William Bravo Pedraza, Lia Esperanza Alarcón, Gabriel Peñaloza.
  • Det. History: W. Testo, October, 2017; B. Øllgaard, February 2021
  • Habitat: Paramo
  • Habit: Terrestrial
  • Specimen Locations: AAU, BRIT, HUA, MO, UC
Additional Comments

Common in dry paramo on steep slopes.

Collection Location