9290 - Bromeliads (Wild) - 2011-10-13|
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(Uploaded as: Guzmania aff. sanguinea 2 )
Locality: Ecuador - Prov. of Zamora-Chinchipe, area of Estación Cientifica San Francisco (S 03°58“, W 79°04“ ), road Loja-Zamora, ca. 35 km from Loja; moist montane forest
Photographer: Florian Werner
Note: Col.: Werner, F.A. 1959 (23-04-2006) very much like G. sanguinea (fw1787) which grows at lower altitude and has yellow bract centers while THIS has red bract centers along with the yellow flowers. This species also has prominent fine red spotting on basal ca. third of leaves.
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