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Vriesea gastiniana is a synonym of:

<- Stigmatodon gastinianus (Leme & G.K.Br.) Leme, G.K.Br. & Barfuss

Publ: Phytotaxa 279 (1): 57 (2016)

Type: Rio de Janeiro, Sumidouro, Oct. 1996, G. Croce & J Gastin s. n. legit, fl. cult. Nov. 1997, E. Leme 3557 (holotype, HB).

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Distribution: BRAZIL; Rio de Janeiro, county of Sumidouro, close to Nova Friburgo,

Habitat: in vertical rocky escarpments surrounded by Atlantic Forest., 800 to 1,000 m. Elev.

Etymology: Vriesea gastiniana honors one of its collectors, Jorge Gastin, bromeliad grower from Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, who has supported some of the investigations in these hard-to-reach lithophytic Vriesea and Tillandsia populations by means of his fine rock climbing technique.

Stigmatodon gastinianus