This species is recognizable by the presence of indusia, short white hairs throughout the leaf surfaces, and lustrous, rigid scales on the costae. As its name suggests, it is endemic to the Andes, and is found from Colombia to Bolivia.

Collection Data (W. Testo 1448)

Classification & Common Names

General Collection Data
  • Date: 19-VIII-2017
  • Primary Collector & #: W. Testo 1448
  • Collection Party: David Sanín, Gabriel Peñaloza, Sandra Urbano.
  • Det. History: W Testo, October, 2017
  • Habitat: Riparian forest
  • Habit: Terrestrial
  • Specimen Locations: HUA
Additional Comments

Terrestrial fern -- abundant.

Collection Location