Guzmania striata   (L. B. Sm.)


 
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Striped Guzmania
(Guzmania striata)

 
syn. -

 
distribution:

Ecuador: Río Pastaza / Napo Province

 
local name: -

 
size: (?)

extinction date: sometimes after 1956

 
This species is known only on the basis of the typus material, which was collected in the year 1956 from a tree at the banks of the Río Pastaze in the Ecuadorian province Napo. All later efforts to find the plant were unsuccessfully.

The former habitat of this species is now converted into cropland and therefore completely deforested, therefore this species may very well be extinct now.

 
References:

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