One Recent Mistake…

As a collector, of information and plants, there is often an urge to organize, to categorize and put like plants with like plants (both informationally and physically). This is one such time where it backfired, certainly not the first, and definitely not the last.  Most of my Selaginella species are only subtly different to my non-expert eyes, and now they are even more disorderly and difficult to distinguish (yes, there are pots in there, under that mess). At least they look pretty growing all together like this 🙂

Some of the species that I think are present here are various Ecuadorian species, sp. Madagascar, sp. Peru ‘white,’ cf. eurynota, large Colombian trailer, and a red stem sp. form Peru.  The lack of species names on most of these doesn’t help in keeping them straight.