Guzmania poortmanii   ((André) André ex Mez)


 
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Poortman's Guzmania
(Guzmania poortmanii)

 
syn. Thecophyllum poortmanii (André)

 
distribution:

Ecuador: Loja Province

 
local name: -

 
size: (?)

extinction date: sometimes in the 19. century

 
Poortman's Guzmania is only known on the basis of the typus material which was collected between the cities of Cangonama and Chinchanga in the Ecuadorian province of Loja.

The former habitat of this species is now almost completely deforested, an the survival of this species is therefore very unlikely.

 
References:

- Harry E. Luther: An Alphabetical List of Bromeliad Binomials. The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, Florida, USA. The Bromeliad Society International. 2008