Bromeliaceae_Vriesea luis-gomezii

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Family Bromeliaceae
Basionym Vriesea luis-gomezii Utley
Original Identification Vriesea luis-gomezii Utley
Current Taxon Vriesea luis-gomezii Utley
Protologue Citation Tulane Studies in Zoology and Botany 24: 48. 1983.
Holotype/Isotype Holotype
DUKE Accession Number 400968
Primary Collector John Utley
Collector Number 2460
Collection Date 10 May 1975
Country Costa Rica
Province/State Cartago
Plant Location Notes On unpassable vehicular road or well maintained horse trail off Old Panamerican Highway ca. 1-2 km north of El Empalme. Altitude 2000 to 2100 M.
Plant Description Notes Epiphyte, leaves in subspreading rosette, green, weakly suffused with purple wavy transverse lines and obscure longitudinal markings especially in sheath area; scape erect, bracts foliceous, banded as in illustration; inflorescene erect, primary bracts like upper scape bracts and maroonish-red, floral bracts and sepals deep maroon-brown, petals white tinged with green. Night blooming.
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Broad geographical location Central America
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