Neoregelia oligantha Click thumbnails for full size, scaled to a new window.
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.