13601 - Bromeliads (Wild) - 2018-02-13|
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Locality: Ecuador - S03 15' 46.45" W79 03' 31.19", Elevation 3065 meters. Growing in scrub trees (probably not original vegetation) terrestrially on the ground. Note the enlarge stem formed by offsets. Also growing in the same locale T. stenoura and T. walteri. Plants were approximately 135 to 140cm tall with inflorescence. Note the very colorful new young plant growing out in the open. Too bad they don't keep this attractive a foliage.
Photographer: Jerry Raack
Note: This is an offset pulled from a clump growing on the ground. This was a very inflated stem, and the plants were fully rooted in the ground.
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