I am not particularly confident about the identification of this specimen. Following Mickel’s treatment of the proliferous species of Elaphoglossum (Brittonia 37:261–278, 1985), this specimen seems close to E. proflierans Maxon & Morton ex Morton, however the scale color and rhizome diameter are not consistent with the description provided there. A closer match is Elaphoglossum gemmatum, a species recently described by Alejandra Vasco (Brittonia 58:1–3, 2006) from Antioquia. However, my plant is much smaller than the holotype, the single specimen from which the protolog was written.  Any insight into the identification of this plant would be appreciated.

Collection Data (M. Sundue 3126)

Classification & Common Names

General Collection Data
  • Date: 02-09-2012
  • Primary Collector & #: M. Sundue 3126
  • Collection Party: M. Sundue, J. Betancur, P. Pedraza, G. Giraldo, M. Jaimes, E. Tineo, M. Londono, A. Duque, L. Arias
  • Det. History: M. Sundue
  • Habitat: Primary Forest
  • Habit: Terrestrial
  • Specimen Locations: COL, NY, VT
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