1866 - Bromeliads (Garden) - 2007-10-01|
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Vriesea tequendamae - flower detail
Photographer: Simon M. Wellinga
Note: The depicted plant was recently bought from Dorothee Hase during the first (Dutch-Belgian-German) European Bromeliad Congress (September 14-16 2007, Utrecht, The Netherlands), and stems from the personal collection of her late husband, Franz Josef Hase. No collection data are known for this particular plant.
Please note the aberrantly coloured peduncle, primary and floral bracts, which are straw-yellow instead of the usual red-orange. On grounds of the atypically coloured inflorescence, it was first assumed the plant had already finished flowering and the inflorescence had discoloured because of ageing. Flowering, however, followed a couple of days after the purchase of the plant. Future flowerings will, hopefully, tell whether the yellow colour of the bracts as currently noticed is a genetically inherited characteristic of this plant, or the result of stress or some sort of growth disturbance during the development of the inflorescence.
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- Add Note (1868): Harry Luther (2007-10-08) - To whom it may concern; from what I see its a Vriesea tequendamae, this sp. does vary in color and size but always pendant flowered. Other related thins are erect.
- Add Note (1868): Walter Till (2007-10-08) - To my knowledge Vriesea (Tillandsia) tequendamae always has dark violet
petals. This lant is different!
- Add Note (1868): Eric Gouda (2007-10-08) - Walter: the appearance of the petals is mostly dark violet, more than only the apex, but the base of the petals seems to be always green (also partly the exposed part)
- Add Note (1868): Harry Luther (2007-10-08) - Everyone from Andre to Francisco-Oliva shows or writes green or pale with violet margins.
- Add Note (1868): Claudia T. Hornung Leoni (2007-10-08) - looks like V. tequendamae and at least in Venezuela have greenish petals with violet margin.
- Add Note (1868): Eric Gouda (2008-05-07) - We found this type of plant, that can become quit large! In Ecuador we see so many different forms with erect or pendent inflorescence and especially the size of the plant varies a lot. What I have learned is that it is not that simple to call the pendent specimen Vriesea tequendamae and the erect ones Vriesea cylindrica (from which the spikes must be visible in part).
- Identification (1868): Franz Georg Gruber (2011-07-11) =vriesea tequendamae
- it is tequendamae. The no colored bracts we have found also by Till rhomboidea when they are cultivated in Germany. There tey donĀ“t get color. Also when we bring plants from 3000 or more meters to our place 1700 they donĀ“t get color.