This species is extremely rare in Costa Rica, having only been collected a few times in the country’s highest paramos. It had been collected one time previously at this locality, 40 years previously.

Collection Data (W. Testo 1033)

Classification & Common Names

General Collection Data
  • Date: 13-02-2016
  • Primary Collector & #: W. Testo 1033
  • Collection Party: W.L. Testo
  • Det. History: W.L. Testo, February 2016; B. Ollgaard, February 2016
  • Habitat: Paramo
  • Habit: Terrestrial
  • Specimen Locations: AAU, CR, MEXU, NY, VT
Additional Comments

Several clumps on rocky banks of Cerro Crestones on Chirripo massif. Plants orange-red.

Collection Location