I believe this species, which has unusually triangular leaves and a broad but patchy distribution, is actually an assemblage of hybrids involving various species in the Phlegmariurus crassus and Phlegmariurus brevifolius species groups. Members of the first group have lanceolate leaves and members of the latter group have deltate or suborbicular leaves, and the triangular leaves of Phlegmariurus hohenackeri are intermediate.

Collection Data (W. Testo 1402)

Classification & Common Names

General Collection Data
  • Date: 14-VIII-2017
  • Primary Collector & #: W. Testo 1402
  • Collection Party: David Sanín, William Bravo Pedraza, Lia Esperanza Alarcón, Gabriel Peñaloza.
  • Det. History: Weston Testo, October 2017, Benjamin Øllgaard, February 2021
  • Habitat: Paramo
  • Habit: Terrestrial
  • Specimen Locations: AAU, HUA, VT
Additional Comments

Uncommon in dry paramo.

Collection Location