by Chuck Nishihira I believe this is a Cryptochloa species, but could certainly be wrong. The Olyreae are grasses in subfamily Bambusoideae. When you come across these smaller pretty species it is hard not to stop and admire them. This particular species was growing on a clay bank with a decent amount of leaf-litter covering it. They seem to prefer the edges of forest where there is more light, but still a lot of protection from the sun.
by Chuck Nishihira In a tiny patch of forest that remains in the middle of tracts of cattle pastures was this beautiful species of Selaginella. The slightly iridescent slate grey combined with the reddish growing tips stands out as something unique. It is a medium sized species that tends to trail more than stand upright. Growing in this last remnant forest along with the red Oophaga pumilio from Rambala, it existence seems just as precious and precarious as that beautiful frog.