8858 - Bromeliads (Wild) - 2011-10-13|
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Tillandsia complanata Benth. ssp. complanata Gilmartin
Locality: Ecuador - Prov. of Zamora-Chinchipe, area of Estación Cientifica San Francisco (S 03°58´, W 79°04´ ), road Loja-Zamora, ca. 35 km from Loja; moist montane forest
Photographer: Florian Werner
Note: (as Werner, F.A. 748 ) - Det.: F.A. Werner "acute, straight (uncurved) leaf tips; leaves usually conspicuously waxy & purplish below with pale yellowish green basal third, dirtyish green above, often with fine pirple spotting. Max. size distinctively smaller than classic T. complanata type; flowers lila to reddish-violet."
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