13578 - Bromeliads (Wild) - 2018-02-13|
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Tillandsia superba ???
Locality: Ecuador, Azuay Province - S03 06' 55.8" W79 07' 15.9" - Old road Portete to Giron growing both terrestrially on roadcuts, and epiphytically in trees
Photographer: Jerry Raack
Note: One of the most beautiful of all Tillandsia I saw on my trip this week. Intense red inflorescence, compact growth with deep blue flowers. Note, the plant to the left with the old inflorescence is likely the same plant and shows it sends out a new shoot from just offcenter of the old inflorescence, much like Guzmania sanguinea does. (Sent: firstname.lastname@example.org)