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<- Vriesea longisepala A.F.Costa

Publ: J. Torrey Bot. Soc. 139: 40–44 (2012)

Type: Brazil. Bahia, Arataca, Serra do Peitode- Moça, estrada que liga Arataca a Una, ramal ca. 22,4 km de Arataca com entrada no Assentamento Santo Antoˆnio, RPPN Caminho das Pedras, 15u109250S 39u 209300W, 20 Jan 2007, Amorim 6758, Borges, Fontana, Perdiz, Gomes, Sant’Ana (holotype CEPEC).

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Distribution: BRAZIL; Bahia,

Habitat: Restricted to one mountain of the Atlantic Rainforest along a slope, 700 - 1000 m. Elev.

Etymology: The name chosen for Vriesea longisepala is in reference to its sepals, which are much longer than the floral bracts.

Phenology: The high-altitude environment was very shady and humid. Floral buds in January, flowers in March, fruits in May and November

Vriesea longisepala