Fosterella penduliflora

How to Cite

Luther, H. E. (1981). MISCELLANEOUS NEW TAXA OF BROMELIACEAE (I). Selbyana, 5(3/4), 310–314. Retrieved from https://ojs.test.flvc.org/selbyana/article/view/119748


Plant flowering over 1.5 m high, propagating by suckers; leaves few (ca. 10), undulate, dark green, to 30 cm long, 4 cm wide, rosulate; sheaths small, ovate; blades constricted at the base, linear-lanceolate, attenuate, serrate near the base, abaxially covered with a membrane of coalesced pale scales, adaxially densely white-lepidote near the base, glabrous toward the apex; scape rather stout, glabrous; scape bracts imbricate, lanceolate, attenuate, entire, sparsely lepidote, the lowest exceeding the internodes, the upper remote; inflorescence laxly tripinnate to 50 cm long;primary bracts like the scape bracts but much smaller, shorler than to about equalling the sterile bases of the branches; branches to 12 cm long, curved ascending; floral bracts ovate, 1- 1.5 mm long; pedicels slender, 1.5-2 mm long; flowers nutant-secund; sepals ovate, obtuse, 3 mm long. light green spotted red apically; petals cream and rose, ca. 7 mm long, coiling-recurved at anthesis; stamens slightly exserted;
anthers ca. 1 mm long.


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