11124 - Bromeliads (Wild) - 2013-09-29|
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(Uploaded as: Puya ?)
Locality: Colombia - Cauca Department - Southeast of Popoyan, Purace National Park, Cordillera Central Range, in the paramo at the well-visited thermal springs and further south in the park.
Photographer: Scott Sandel
Note: I reviewed the 62 species on the FCBS site, but this one isn't there. The rosettes are typically less than 0.5 meters across, and they form thick mats. (Sent: firstname.lastname@example.org)
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- Note (11126): Scott Sandel (2013-09-29) - At this particular site, the sulfur gases are burning the plants.
- Identification (11126): Uncle Derek (2013-09-30) =Puya cuatrecasasii
This is a guess but this species has been collected neat the National Park. I am sending you a description direct to you so you can check it. If you are going to do more exploring it may be worthwhile joining the WWWBromeliad Society. That way you get a CD and access to lots of descriptions (Sent: email@example.com)
- Identification (11126): Walter Till (2013-09-30) =P. cuatrecasasii
- I agree with Derek Butcher