13688 - Bromeliads (Wild) - 2018-03-13|
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Locality: Ecuador, Zamora-Chinchipe Province - Found on the road East from Los Encuentros going toward the Condor mountains. I found this unknown Mezobromelia growing in among the ground-cover ferns on the road cuts where Guzmania garciaensis grows (elevation1632 meters). It was completely hidden under the ferns. I discovered it only because I climbed a hillside to get a better picture of G. garciaensis. It measures 50 cm high by 40 cm wide. I also saw it as an epiphyte along this road, but rarely. Jose Manzanares told me it is currently "under study".
Photographer: Jerry Raack
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