Ecology. Open and forested Yungas and Tucuman-Bolivian montane, and shrubby humid puna; on wet rocks, often associated with waterfalls or seeps. Elevation. 1140-3500 m. Distribution. Bolivia: Cochabamba, La Paz, Tarija. World range: Mexico, Central America, tropical Andes, eastern United States, Europe, Mid East, Asia.
Scopelophila ligulata is distinguished by the bluntly acute to obtuse leaf apex and bordered margin by darker and smaller cells.
Specimens. Cochabamba: Churchill & Ortiz-Gentry 21729 (BOLV, MO, USZ); La Paz: Churchill et al. 22809 (LPB, MO, MUB, USZ); Tarija: Churchill et al. 23323-A (HSB, MO).