13668 - Bromeliads (Wild) - 2018-03-08|
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Locality: Ecuador, Zamora-Chinchipe Province - 1st 3 pictures are from site on road from Los Encuentros heading east toward the Condor Mts in Zamora-Chinchipe Province at an altitude of 1632 meters. These plants were very large - I would say they were almost 1.25 meters tall. They were in full anthesis at the time of photographing them. They were growing terrestrially along the road cuts among the ever present deep creeping fern that covers these areas. Quite spectacular. This area did not appear to be overly wet. The 2nd 2 pictures (plant with red foliages are from a plant at a different location (Limon Antenna Road in Morona-Santiago Province growing at an altitude of 2284 meters. These plants at higher altitude were not fully open, so at the time were somewhat smaller, growing to about 1 meter high.
Photographer: Jerry Raack
Note: Higher elevation specimen.
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