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Author Topic: Choco Colombia Pitcairnia diversity  (Read 557 times)
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« on: January 25, 2012, 05:43:25 »

Hi All

Pitcairnia sp. we saw travelling from El Cairo to San Jose del Palmar last August.
I'm starting to think about this years trip already in July, we are travelling in another region as I have another 15 Heliconia sp. to see in the bush.


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P. susannae


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P. sp ? this would make a fantastic flowering pot specimen


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same sp.?


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P. sp. ? plant was 2m+ tall



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P. sp. nov aff. guzmanioides


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P. sp. nov aff. guzmanioides




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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2012, 17:17:20 »

Niiice stuff.  Are those tall P. sp.? ones really gooey?  Pitcairnias are interesting beasts!
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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2012, 00:03:36 »

Andy they had some mucilage aka goo on the buds that tends to dry. If you want mucilage or goo Guzmanias tend to drip in the stuff. Especially in very wet localities.
Somehow ? it protects the buds from insect predators.
In cultivation some Alcantareas produce it on wet very humid days for what reason i have no idea.
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