11289 - Bromeliads (Garden) - 2014-01-14|
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(Uploaded as: Tillandsia spec.)
Locality: Peru -
Photographer: Eric Gouda
Note: One of those Knize plants. This one is 1 m tall and seems to be close to Tillandsia reuteri (grown at the BG Utrecht nr. 2013GR00794). The bracts are less sharply carinate and lack the typical purple apex and only slight glaucous (Sent: firstname.lastname@example.org)
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- Add Note: Eric Gouda (2014-01-15) - Walter suggested T. wurdackii and it seems to be more close to that species than to T.reuteri. There are differences too, like the minutely punctulate lepidote leaves (both sides) and the relatively longer spikes compared to the axis of the inflorescence and to the primary bracts. Also the scarcely contrasting leaf sheaths.
- Identification: Jeffrey Kent (2014-01-15) =Tillandsia aff. wurdackii
- I have both T. wurdackii and Till. reuterii in cultivation from seed collected in Peru. It's NOT wurdackii for certain, BUT it doesn't look exactly like reuterii either!! May be a new sprecies. It also could be the cultural conditions in Europe in low light. The inflorescence is ALWAYS recumbent in reuterii and is upright in wurdackii! The flowers resemble both species. Also the old leaves of reuterii always turn yellow. It must be NEW. Where was it collected? (Sent: email@example.com)
- Identification (11291): Guillermo Rivera (2014-01-16) =Tillandsia purpurescens
- where is the plant from In Peru? (Sent: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Add Note (11291): Peter Tristram (2014-01-16) - Eric, there is a range of this stuff from the central areas of the Peruvian Andes (Ecuador too I expect) that I am sure you have seen. Names from wurdackii to subconcolor, rubella and reversa have been suggested. Jeff, all of these Knize plants seem to pup on stolons too, very much unlike reuteri. This one is very like what Harry suggested as aff. wurdackii for plants I saw in Nth Peru, at altitude too.
- Add Note (11291): Eric Gouda (2014-01-16) - Thanks Guillermo, you are right. Many similar plants like T.roezlii etc. keys out in S&D subkey IX and then you key out to T.reuteri. That is a little bit the problem with S&D. I did use subkey II too and keyed out to T.restrepoana, the species that was used to distinguish T.purpurescens by Rauh and I should have checked this out. (Sent: email@example.com)
- Add Note (11291): Guillermo Rivera (2014-01-16) - welcome Eric, only reason I got it was because I have almost exactly the same picture of the flower. This plant however looks "very green" compared to the ones I know from habitat (Sent: firstname.lastname@example.org)