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Pitcairnia punicea Scheidw. Bull. Acad. Brux. 9': 25. 1842
PiUairnia Jacksoni Hook. Bot. Mag. pi. 4540. 1850. Pepinia punicea Brongn.; Andr^, III. Hortic. 17: 33. 1870. Lamproconus Jacksoni Lemaire; Hemsl. Biol. Centr. Am. 3: 316. 1884. Hcpelis punicea Mez, in DC. Monog. Phan. 9: 974. 1896.
Plant slenderly caulescent, 4 dm. high; stem 15 cm. long, covered with the remains of old leaves, dividing at the base; leaves suberect, all alike, persistent, 25-30 cm. long; sheaths narrowly ovate, about 1 cm. broad, often dark-castaneous toward the base; blades linear, filiformacuminate, 1 cm. wide, narrowed toward the base but not truly petiolate, sparsely and minutely spinose-serrate throughout, glabrous above, covered below with a thin pale membrane of coalesced scales; scape erect, much shorter than the leaves, 2-3 mm. in diameter, furfuraceouslepidote; scape-bracts foliaceous, erect, much exceeding the internodes; inflorescence simple, laxly racemose, equaling or slightly exceeding the leaves, up to 2 dm. long, furfuraceous-lepidote; floral bracts lanceolate, acute or acuminate, the lowest exceeding the pedicels, the others much shorter; flowers suberect to spreading; pedicels slender, 15-30 mm. long; sepals oblong, asymmetric, acute, 15 mm. long, ecarinate, red; petals linear, obtuse, 5 cm. long, red, each bearing a single large bilobed scale at base; stamens about equaling the petals; ovary three-fourths or more superior, ovules obtuse; seeds 2 mm. long, the wing annular, thick, broadly truncate at the apex.
Type locality: Mexico.
Distribution: Tabasco. Chiapas, and Guatemala.
- bibliographic citation
- Lyman Bradford Smith. 1938. (XYRIDALES); BROMELIACEAE. North American flora. vol 19(2). New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
Pepinia punicea: Brief Summary
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Pepinia punicea is a species in the genus Pepinia. This species is native to Mexico.
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