Elaphoglossum gracilipes (Fée ex Kuhn) C. Chr.

Gracile-footed Tonguefern (Elaphoglossum gracilipes)

This small epiphytic fern species was described in 1905 from material that had been collected in the surroundings of Quito, the capital of Ecuador.

The species was never found since and is considered most likely extinct.


The photo below shows an unspecified congeneric species that was photographed around the city of Quito in Ecuador.


unspecified Tonguefern species (Elaphoglossum sp.)

Photo: David Torres


edited: 07.02.2024