11242 - Bromeliads (Wild) - 2013-11-04|
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(Uploaded as: Guzmania specie)
Locality: Ecuador - Yangana in Loja Province - 24km South of Yangana in Loja province at about 7800ft altitude. Very wet growing terrestrially in moss. Dark conditions. At first I thought it might be Guzmania mosqueraea, but I don't think so now. Leaves heavily spotted, not striped.
Photographer: Jerry Raack
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- Identification (11241): Eric Gouda (2013-11-05) =Guzmania kressii
- It is one of the Guzmania squarrosa relatives and it looks the most like Guzmania kressii H. Luther & K. Norton J. Bromeliad Soc. 57(2):55-57 (2007) from Colombia, because most of the flowers are visible. The other species close to it is Guzmania kareniae H.Luther & K.F.Norton J. Bromeliad Soc. 57: 112 (2007) which is from the North of Ecuador, but this has the flowers more hidden in the primary bracts (Sent: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Identification (11241): Guillermo Rivera (2013-11-05) =Guzmania kareniae
- I believe G. kressii is only from Choco region in Colombia which would put Loja (Ecuador) outside of its range. It is from the west cordillera. I believe G. kareniae fits better the plant and distribution (Sent: email@example.com)
- Add Note (11241): Jerry Raack (2013-11-06) - I don't think this is either G. kressii nor G. kareniae. The reason I believe this is that it does not match the description of these 2 species in the JBC articles describing them. G. kressii has leaves 50 to 75 cm long (20 to 30"), which puts it more than twice the size of what I photographed. In addition, it was only about 12" tall (30cm) tall in bloom. It is also much smaller than G. kareniae. I was hoping that Jose Manzanares would take a look at this, as I was collecting with him back in May of 1997 when I photographed this, and I am sure he has this in his records.
- Identification (11241): Jeffrey Kent (2013-11-11) =Guzmania mosquerae
- Much smaller in size than kressii, inflorescence more compact, flowers are smaller as well.
- Add Note (11241): Jeffrey Kent (2013-11-11) - This could also be a natural hybrid as the forest is not in its original state.