11162 - Bromeliads (Garden) - 2013-10-25|
(Dimension: 1359 x 2050 pixels - Counter: 8860)
Locality: Costa Rica - Unknown - I obtained this specie from Harry Luther at Selby in Jan 2006. It had an ID: 2002 2034A on it. I bloomed it in 2009 and again in 2011. In email with Harry in 2011, Harry stated that it is "Guzmania arenaria H. Luther & K. Norton, sp. nov. Should be published middle of 2012. Related to G. bergii & G. verecunda." When I bloomed it, it was 53cm high with leaves 83cm long by 5.5cm wide. Bracts 2 cm wide at base by 13cm long.
Photographer: Jerry Raack
Note: Leaves are heavily striated on new pups, also somewhat stiff and leathery.