11834 - Bromeliads (Garden) - 2014-11-03|
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Locality: Colombia - Collected in northern Colombia by Franz Gruber.
Photographer: Peter Tristram
Note: Identified as T/Vr appenii but not a good match. Branches to 130 mm (longer than description), fb 13-15 mm weakly carinate and scaled (more glabrous in the descriptions), fl 18 mm with 2 adnate scales, sepals 11-13 mm basically ecarinate. (Sent: email@example.com)
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- Identification: Walter Till (2014-11-03) =Tillandsia (Vriesea) heterandra
- Note: Jeffrey Kent (2014-11-03) - flowers and inflorescence match heterandra. Is this plant Greenhouse grown? That would affect the length of the inflorescence, size of the plant etc. (Sent: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Note: Peter Tristram (2014-11-03) - Thanks Walter, Jeff, I agree that heterandra is a good choice, though such a variable species. Franz's species always seems to have a large infl for its size and is quite different to the leathery-leafed, heavily scaled plants I have also had as heterandra.
- Note: Jeffrey Kent (2014-11-04) - I have two clones, the clone from the drier forest tends to be smaller and have more scales on the leaves. I have not seen it from Colombia in the wild, but I would be it's from a wetter habitat. (Sent: email@example.com)
- Note: Jeffrey Kent (2014-11-04) - In extremely dry areas where there are rocks as a substrate it tends to grade into Vr. rauhiana.
- Note (11835): Eric Gouda (2014-11-10) - Spikes seems to be a little bit narrower, longer and less dense than in the type. I have seen plants with quite short spikes in the past with less color. But the dentate petals is one of the features of heterandra. (Sent: firstname.lastname@example.org)