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Note: I was been asked if i know that Puya species. Foto taken in Guatavita (Laguna de Guatavita) Lake northeast of Bogotá.
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- Addit.Note: Walter Till (2008-12-04) - Puya lineata
- Addit.Note: Eric J. Gouda (2008-12-04) - I have made a identification casus to get some more opinions on this one. It is quite a large inflorescence for P. lineata and I was wandering whether it is simple or compound.
- Addit.Note: Eric J. Gouda (2008-12-04) - Walter, I had a better look to the second picture and I think it is clearly a compound inflorescence and there for I would think about Puya santosii in stead of the simple P.lineata, what do you think?
- Addit.Note: Walter Till (2008-12-08) - Dear Eric, look at the attatched image of the type of Puya lepidota (which is treated as a synonym of P. lineata): this is exactly the plant in the photograph. P.santosii is similar but has stouter leaves and long acuminate bracts.
- Addit.Note: Günter (2008-12-08) - Hello Walter and Eric,
i think i see a second flower depending to one bract too, so inflorescence would be compound. P. lineata is simple, P. santosii is compound. Walter you say this plant look like one of a picture of P. lepidota and P. lepidota is a syn. of P. lineata, that will say its P. lineata. so the plant here dont have compound inflorescence? or P. lepidota is a own species? or description in Flora Neotropica of P. lineata isnt ok and there exist compound and simple inflorescences in this species?
- Addit.Note: Uncle Derek (2008-12-09) - Can I refer you to the drawing in Smith & Downs of Puya lepidota which, to me, shows at the top a fascicle AND a flower? To me it suggests a compound inflorescence. I am checking out what was in the protologue in Caldasia in 1942. I would have added this drawing if I knew how!