5392 - Bromeliads (Wild) - 2010-01-12|
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Locality: Peru - Madre de Dios - Tambopata Nature Reserve
Photographer: Steven Heathcote
Note: Epiphyte in lowland tropical rainforest, widespread throughout state. This identification is the closest plant on the species list for the reserve but I couldn't collect plants to confirm the identification, (Sent: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Note: Peter Tristram (2010-01-22) - Hi Steven, I added 2 more images from the same area, with closer detail - not sure if anyone's seen them. Maybe someone can comment regarding longicuspis and setigera. Peter (Sent: email@example.com)
- Note (5411): Steven Heathcote (2010-01-22) - Peter, it seems A setigera has a pendulous inflorescence (illustrated in the Flora Neotropica and on the TROPICOS website) whereas A longicuspis infl is erect. Other differences listed in the FN are scape bracts (setigera = bright red, longicuspis = rose) and the plant size (setigera = 1 to 3m, longicuspis = 0.6m). Based on this I think the plant is more likely to be A longicuspis.