11015 - Bromeliads (Garden) - 2013-07-18|
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Locality: Ecuador - Rio Nangaitza area? Jeffrey?
Photographer: Peter Tristram
Note: Plant from Jeff Kent. Appears to be same species as Bruce Dunstan posted, then thought to be truncata but Jose recently suggested as asplundii. (Sent: firstname.lastname@example.org)
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- Add Note: Peter Tristram (2013-07-18) - From Jeff - Peru, Alto Mayo area
- Add Note: Jeffrey Kent (2013-07-18) - Identified by Harry Luther as truncata. I have collected this specie multiple times in Carchi Ecuador and in the Choco region of Colombia NW of Cali. Always between 1500-2000 meters. Nangaritza is much lower in altitude.
- Add Note: Peter Tristram (2013-07-19) - Interesting, Jeff. Harry also id'd Bruce's Nargaritza plant that he also grew to bloom from seed. Maybe they are just variations of the same species. Yellow or white petals and size might not matter..
- Add Note (11016): Eric Gouda (2013-07-22) - I would say T.asplundii which is less dense and pyramidal infl., T.truncata has a more cylindric inflorescence and is maller (not Tillandsia truncata var. major H.Luther ). There must be a difference in sepal length (15 vs 10 mm and ecarinate in T.Asplundi). Check this out. (Sent: email@example.com)
- Add Note (11016): Peter Tristram (2013-07-23) - Eric, fb 15-17mm, sepals always much longer than fb as per pic. Hint of a keel on the post. sep. Looks more asplundii to me esp. with the sepals far exceeding the fb and after checking the herbarium specimen scans. (Sent: firstname.lastname@example.org)