9189 - Bromeliads (Wild) - 2011-10-13|
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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: Col.: Werner, F.A. 3125 (09-04-2011) "common; strictly terrestrial; high water storage capacity regarding shortness of (the many) leaves; leaf tips rolled up; infl. erect, red, ca. 1-1.3m tall (petals purple); Young plants routinely developing on old fruits eventually drop off and regularly just keep growing. Hatts off."
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