Tillandsia pamelae
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Tillandsia pamelae
Chris Larson 09/13
Peter Tristram 06/17
Peter Tristram ... "Lots of Tills have nodding spikes, with varying degrees of ‘nodness’. Some are small, like T. stricta, while others are true tank Tills and always have the nod (positive geotropism I guess). Others, still, nod when the flower head seemingly gets too heavy for the scape (peduncle) but more on these later. There is another group that heads off to one side, not directly down at all. Maybe it can be assumed that the position of the bracts and their flowers must work for pollination whether erect, oblique or pendant and the myriad of combinations.
This pamelae is from Lydia, a very large specimen too, at great expense as it was supposed to be trauneri. John, check yours – if it looks like pamelae then it likely is! trauneri has darker, more ligulate leaves. The other pic shows the pamelae just behind a specimen of T. samaipatensis, ex Peter Bak. Thankfully both produce adventitious pups."

Updated 23/06/17