5346 - Bromeliads (Garden) - 2009-11-27|
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(Uploaded as: Pitcairnia sp. (lehmannii?))
Locality: Large Pitcairnia species from collector in Queensland. Origin unknown but probably grown from imported seed. About 1.5m or so tall. Somewhat rhizomatous - 30cm, with dense, recurved spines on the edges of the elongating sheaths which are very dark at the base (30cm+) (merge into narrowed, channelled leaves. until blade starts then entire). Could it be Pit. lehmannii?
Photographer: Peter Tristram
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