9637 - Bromeliads (Wild) - 2011-12-20|
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Tillandsia juncea s. l.
(Uploaded as: Ti. sp)
Locality: Brazil - Bahia -
Photographer: Oscar - Bromeliario Imperialis
Note: Additional info: scape +- 20cms
Photo #2: large tree had hundreds of clones but very hard to reach. Found these on the ground facing down as shown.
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- Note (9636): Dutch Vandervort (2011-12-19) - Visually it looks like V. juncea. I do not have my monograph with me. The only picture I can access of juncea shows a simple inflorescence this looks compound. As I recall juncea is at least sometimes compoundIs juncea known from Brasil? I believe it is. I say T. juncea.
- Note (9636): Greg Dauss (2011-12-20) - I also thought of juncea immediately. Mine has exhibited compound inflorescence, but Brazil? I can't find any record of it being found there. (Sent: email@example.com)
- Note (9636): Dutch Vandervort (2011-12-20) - I stand by T. juncea
I have found references to it in Brasil, but it will be a few days before I can see my Tillandsioideae monograph. (Sent: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Note (9636): Dutch Vandervort (2011-12-20) - It is not the Monograph but I have found a well documented 2008 paper, "Bromeliaceae da Mata Atlantica Brasileira", "Lista de Especies, DistribuÃ§Ã£o e ConsevaÃ§ao" by Gustavo Martenelli Et Al. They reference collections in Paraiba, Pernambuco, Algoas, Minas Gerai and Sergipe. This pretty well surrounds Bahia where Oscar found his plants. (Sent: email@example.com)
- Identification (9636): Walter Till (2011-12-20) =Tillandsia juncea s. l.
- The Brazilian T. juncea are the southeasternmost populations of this variable species(group). In Mexico one would think in T. hammeri. The Brazilian plants differ in the several distinct spikes from the head-like inflorescence of Central Americal T. juncea but resemble quite good the Peruvian type!