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<- Vriesea pseudoatra Leme
(section Xiphion)

Publ: Harvard Pap. Bot. 4(1): 162-163. (1999)

Type: BRAZIL. Rio de Janeiro: Nova Friburgo, Pico da Caledonea, collected by R Menescal and R. Bello, flowered in cultivation December 1996, E. Leme 994 (Holotype: HB).

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Distribution: BRAZIL; Rio de Janeiro,

Habitat: exclusively inhabits the rocky and sunny areas of the tops of the hills, over 1000 m. Elev.

Etymology: from the Greek pseudo, false, the false V. atra, as both species were not distinguished from each other for many years.

Vriesea pseudoatra