8511 - Bromeliads (Wild) - 2011-10-13|
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Locality: Ecuador - Prov. Zamora-Chinchipe; close to Zamora; entrance of Podocarpus NP ""Bombuscaro"", tall premontane moist forest
Photographer: Florian Werner
Note: Col.: Werner, F.A. 3122 (08-04-2011) else often terrestrial in thick raw humus. Rather compact species that grows up into the midstorey. Unmistakable intense red leaf striping even in mature plants. Juveniles in their compactness resembling rather a Tillandsia. Flower-advertising bracts red or, in center, yellow.
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