This plant appears to be close to S. eleutherophlebium, but differs by short dense pubescence on the lamina. Has anyone else encountered plants like this?
Collection Data ( 3364)
Classification & Common Names
- Class: Polypodiopsida
- Family: Polypodiaceae
- Genus: Serpocaulon A. R. Sm.
- Species: Serpocaulon eleutherophlebium (Fée) A. R. Sm.
- Common name(s):
General Collection Data
- Date: 8-Jan-2013
- Primary Collector & #: 3364
- Collection Party: M. Sundue with D. Barrington and the UVM Tropical Plant Systematics students
- Det. History: M. Sundue & R. C. Moran
- Habitat: Remnant oak forest
- Habit: Epiphyte
- Specimen Locations: VT
- Location: Volcán Irazú – – – Cartago – Costa Rica.
- Coordinates: 9° 58′ 45″ N, 83° 51′ 9″ W
- Elevation: ca. 2500 m
This plant could be S. subandinum, which is dense pubescent.
Thanks for the suggestion David! Would that be a new record for Costa Rica, or do you know of other records from there? I think I have a duplicate I can send you.