I am tentatively determining this plant as Sceptridium schaffneri, but the genus is poorly studied in northern South America and in need of revision. The type of Botrychium schaffneri is from San Luis Potosi, México.

Collection Data (W. Testo 1414)

Classification & Common Names

General Collection Data
  • Date: 15-VIII-2017
  • Primary Collector & #: W. Testo 1414
  • Collection Party: David Sanín, William Bravo Pedraza, Lia Esperanza Alarcón, Gabriel Peñaloza.
  • Det. History: Weston Testo, March 2021
  • Habitat: Paramo
  • Habit: Terrestrial
  • Specimen Locations: BRIT, HUA, MO, UC, VT
Additional Comments

Locally abundant in disturbed paramo.

Collection Location