Neoregelia oligantha
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Neoregelia oligantha
Species from Brazil.
Ian Hook 03/07 from estate of Gordon Ramsey
Ian Hook 01/12

Neoregelia oligantha L. B. Smith, Smithson. Misc. Collect. 126: 30, 153, fig. 62. 1955.
A N. cruenta (R. Graham) L. B. Smith, cui affinis, omnibus partibus minoribus, inflorescentia pauciflora, sepalis paulo asymmetricis differt.
Desc from S&D
Plant propagating by short ascending stolons.
Leaves few, 26 cm long, covered on both sides with pale coarse appressed scales but becoming glabrous above in extreme age;
Sheaths broadly elliptic, 10 cm long;
Blades ligulate, rounded and apiculate, 23 mm wide, laxly serrulate with strongly uncinate teeth about I mm long.
Scape very short.
Inflorescence few-flowered, about 2 cm in diameter;
Pedicels slender, 12 mm long.
Sepals slightly asymmetric, lanceolate, acute, 23 mm long, connate for 1.5 mm;
Ovary ellipsoid, 8 mm long.
Type. Foster 742 (holotype GH, isotype US), Ipatinga on the Rio Doce, Parque Nacional, Mun. Antonio Dias, Minas Gerais, Brazil, 26 Ju1 1940.
Distribution. Known from the type collection only.

Updated 18/06/22