Selaginella corrugis was known only from the Sierra Norte of Oaxaca, Mexico until Ivan Valdespino found a population in Cocle, Panama. As he explained, “this apparent disjunction is probably best explained as an artifact due to lack of critical collecting of Selaginella in Central America rather than to geographic barriers.”  It will be interesting to see how additional collections will better inform the habitat niche of this species.

Valdespino, I.A., 1993. Notes on Neotropical Selaginella (Selaginellaceae), including new species from Panama. Brittonia, 45(4), pp.315-327.


Collection Data (M. Sundue 3957)

Classification & Common Names

General Collection Data
  • Date: 16-III-2015
  • Primary Collector & #: M. Sundue 3957
  • Collection Party: GLZ Adame, W. Testo, R. Torres C., A. Vasco G.
  • Det. History: M. Sundue (VT)
  • Habitat: Bosque Mesofilo
  • Habit: Lithophyte
  • Specimen Locations: MEXU, VT
Additional Comments

On rocks in stream near the cascadas de nubes.

Collection Location