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<- Vriesea rubrobracteata Rauh
(section Xiphion)

Publ: Trop. Subtrop. Pflanzenw. 27: 13-16 (1979)

Orthography: probably conspecific with Tillandsia schimperiana

Type: COLOMBIA, without locality, Rauh 37412 (holotype HElD!, isotype US!)

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Distribution: Colombia; Ecuador; Peru

Habitat: 1,500–3370 m. Elev.

Etymology: The specific epithet “rubrobracteata” refers to the reddish color of the bracts

Vriesea rubrobracteata