15282 - Bromeliads (Wild) - 2018-05-26|
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(Uploaded as: Guzmania sp.)
Locality: Colombia - Cauca - Purace National Park
Photographer: Bruce Dunstan
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- Note: Jerry Raack (2018-05-26) - Appears to be in the same grouping as Guzmania mosquerae. How large is this? Were there also forms of G. squarrosa growing along with it? I have found that G. mosquerae and G. squarrosa interbreed pretty easily and produce various hybrids. On my trip to Ecuador in January, I saw evidence of this around Limon. This looks like a taller and more substantial plant than G. mosquerae. how large is it? (Sent: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Note (15280): Bruce Dunstan (2018-05-26) - Biggest were well over a meter tall Jerry. I've seen this sp on the central range as well.
- Identification (15280): Eric Gouda (2018-05-28) =Guzmania lychnis
- I think it is more close to Guzmania lychnis (Sent: email@example.com)
- Note (15280): Jerry Raack (2018-05-29) - Bruce, thanks for the answer. Another question. Does this grow in really wet boggy areas with deep moss on the ground like G. mosqueae? If so, did it have really long stolons in places (sometimes to 1.5 to 1.75 meters for just the stems? I'll follow up with you on this, as I'd like to do a study on this grouping of plants, and I have not had the pleasure of going into Colombia and seeing this, and I have not seen it in Ecuador; although, I understand it does grow there. (Sent: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Note (15280): Bruce Dunstan (2018-05-29) - Jerry I travel with non Brom people who tolerate my madness but usually I only have time to jump from the car and take photos quickly and then get back in. Why some aren't the best focus. Getting time to get down and dirty with them isn't always possible. The areas where I have seen this species are very wet paramo. Much larger and robust grower than G mosquerae that I have seen.