This subulate-scaled Elaphoglossum is characterized by its small size, short-caudate leaf apex and crenate leaf margins. It it found in mid- to upper-elevation forests from Costa Rica to Colombia. We found this population at 2950m as a low-trunk epiphyte in Quercus forest. A large population of gametophytes was present.


Collection Data (W. Testo W.L. Testo 692)

Classification & Common Names

General Collection Data
  • Date: 01-01-2015
  • Primary Collector & #: W. Testo W.L. Testo 692
  • Collection Party: W. L. Testo, M. A. Sundue and D. S. Barrington
  • Det. History: WL Testo, 2015
  • Habitat: Montane forest
  • Habit: Epiphyte
  • Specimen Locations: AAU, CR, VT
Additional Comments

Common as an epiphyte low on trunks in upper montane forest. Gametophytes present in large quantities.

Collection Location