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Guzmania lindenii
(André) Mez, Bromeliaceae
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Present on Pacific Islands?  no

Primarily a threat at high elevations?  no

Risk assessment results:  High risk, score: 7 (Go to the risk assessment)

Other Latin names:  Massangea lindenii André

Habit:  bromeliad

Description:  "This species grows to ca 1 m tall (3.00-4.35 m when flowering) and is most easily recognized by its spineless, 70 cm long, 7-8 cm wide linear leaves, which are reddish at the base, green toward the apex, and are crossbanded with irregular greenish lines. The scape is stout and erect, and its bracts are imbricate and patterned as the leaves. The inflorescence is compound, 2.00-3.35 m tall, tripinnate at base and bipinnate above, the axes green, striate, and glabrous. The petals are white, the tube exceeding the sepals, the stamens shorter than the petals but exserted from the tube. The fruit is a capsule, containing small seeds with a brown plumose appendage, which are easily wind dispersed"  (Frohlich & Lau, 2010; p. 6).

Habitat/ecology:  In its native habitat, "grows as a low epiphyte but also terrestrially in shady wet forest between 1000-1500 m elevation"  (Frohlich & Lau, 2010; p. 6).

Propagation:  Seed, wind dispersed  (Frohlich & Lau, 2010; p. 6).

Native range:  Northern Peru  (Frohlich & Lau, 2010; p. 6).

Presence:

Pacific
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
O‘ahu Island introduced
invasive
Frohlich, Danielle/Lau, Alex (2010) (pp. 6-7)
Voucher cited: A. Lau & C. Imada 2008110902 (BISH)
Pacific Rim
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Perú
Perú
Perú (Republic of) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)


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This page was created on 19 JUN 2009 and was last updated on 28 FEB 2010.