11405 - Bromeliads (Wild) - 2014-04-08|
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Locality: Ecuador - Azuay - Azuay
Photographer: Kei Tomono
Note: These photos were taken by Kei Tomono of Japan and are posted with his permission. The plants pictured look to be the same species as the one I posted recently, identified as T. lymanii. It has regular pups like my plants too as seen in some of the photos. The flowers are quite different to what I would expect on T lymanii though which are dark, like rauhii and teres I gather. I would like to see the diagrams in the description. (Sent: email@example.com)
- Note: Peter Tristram (2014-04-08) - Eric, can you cange the photographer to Kei Tomono?
- Identification: Walter Till (2014-04-08) =Tillandsia fosteri
- See the holotype in US (#1985903), looks very much the same
- Identification: Eric Gouda (2014-04-09) =Tillandsia lymanii
- I still believe that it is more close to Tillandsia lymanii although that species is from Peru. I'm not sure it includes T.fosteri, which seems to be much more densely flowered and with longer floral bracts. In this desert the plants flower smaller than in more humid conditions and in culture. We found a specimen with much longer pendulous spikes that was huge, like the one we grow from Cuenca-Giron - Santa Isabal near pass. (Sent: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Identification: José Manzanares (2014-04-10) =Tillandsia fosteri
- Probably a natural hybrid between T. demissa and T. lymanii
- Note: Peter Tristram (2014-04-21) - Thanks all for input. This plant is easy to cultivate in Australia and pups well so will become increasingly common.
I would love top see photos of verifiable T. demissa.