8334 - Bromeliads (Wild) - 2011-10-13|
(Dimension: 2302 x 1754 pixels - Counter: 7031)
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. 1961 ) "uncommon but forming large clones with ind.s pointing toward any direction; leaves with consp. densely set trichomes abaxially; pointed leaves arranged vase-shaped; erect infl. red, petals mild lila."
(Click on the picture to enlarge)