13400 - Bromeliads (Wild) - 2017-10-25|
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(Uploaded as: Pitcairnia sp.)
Locality: Ecuador - Napo - Cosanga, altitude 2100 meters
Photographer: Jim McClarin
Note: Possibly Pitcairnia fosteriana I'm told. I'm a Coleoptera collector for a museum and have found three cassidine species on this plant. (Sent: email@example.com)
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- Add Note: Jerry Raack (2017-10-25) - The inflorescence reminds me of P. brongniartiana, but that species is known only from the coastal area of Ecuador. And, in addition, its peduncle is also densely lepidote, while your photo shows peduncle bracts that are green rather than brown. Do you happen to have a photo of the foliage that you could upload?
On the Amazonian side there is P. brunnescens with the large cream arching flowers, but its spike is brilliant (shiny), not lepidote as it appears in your picture.
- Identification: Eric Gouda (2017-11-02) =Pitcairnia fusca
- It looks much like Pitcairnia fusca, give it a try