2664 - Bromeliads (Wild) - 2009-07-06|
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Locality: Peru - Cuzco (Manu National Park) - San Pedro Biological Station, Manu National Park multi-use zone.
Photographer: Steven Heathcote
Note: This is a very abundant plant around 1500 to 1800m in the tropical montane cloud forest. Despite this I can not seem to catch it in flower. The young inflorescence is green with strong hints of red in the stem/primary bracts later fading to the green. The plants always seem to have one or two leaves with yellow or red colouration. I cant consistently key this species out. Can anyone help? (Sent: firstname.lastname@example.org)
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