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JBS (PDF/A 2685 KBytes) published online: November 05 2018
image -JBS 68(1)26-39 Bromeliad Treasure Hunting in Peru - Part 2 [Eric and Renate Gouda].jpg- is missing! 68(1)26-39 Bromeliad Treasure Hunting in Peru - Part 2
    Eric and Renate Gouda
From the mountain ridge, the descent to Yurimaguas was quite a ride - one we were to become familiar with over the next several days. We would drive out from Tarapoto (400 m), immediately start climbing through the montane forest, drive through the forest over the pass (ca. 1050 m) and eventually make a descent into the flatlands of the Amazonian basin (200 m). Yurimaguas was still about an hour away by car. Each day we could drive to a side road that allowed us to explore a new area, or stop along the main road to study an area - or even a clump of plants - that attracted our interest. At the end of the day, we would retrace our path over the main road back to Tarapoto.
68(1): 21-25 (PDF/A 879 KBytes) published online: October 31 2018
image -68(1)21-25 Tillandsia, Wonders of Nature - An Italian exhibition event [Andrea Oldrini].jpg- is missing! Tillandsia, Wonders of Nature - An Italian exhibition event
    Andrea Oldrini
Despite their beauty, elegance and charm, tillandsias (and bromeliads in general) still have a diminished popularity in Italy, compared to other botanical families, such as orchids, cacti, succulents and so on. Moreover, in Italy it is hard to find any associations that systematically deal with these plants2 and promote the opportunity to admire and learn about them. Recently, tillandsias have begun re-appearing after some decades of substantial anonymity to most people. When I first started collecting and studying this genus about ten years ago, I only discovered them by chance, while visiting an exposition of other rare plants.
67(4): 251-252 (PDF/A 341 KBytes) published online: October 01 2018
image -67(4)251-252 Guzmania sanguinea var. comosa H.L. Luther [Alan Herndon].jpg- is missing! Guzmania sanguinea var. comosa H.L. Luther
    Alan Herndon
Harry Luther described Guzmania sanguinea var. comosa in 1989 based on a plant collected in Colombia that flowered under cultivation at the Marie Selby Botanic Gardens. The defining feature of this variety is the very narrow extension of the inflorescence axis above the flowers and the production of a tuft of bright red, sterile floral bracts near the top (Fig. 1). In the original description, he noted that the plant had been known in cultivation since the 1960’s. Nat DeLeon grew plants like this, and brought blooming examples to Bromeliad Society of South Florida meetings on a regular basis during the 1970’s.
67(4): 241-250 (PDF/A 1421 KBytes) published online: September 27 2018
image -67(4)241-250 ‘Flying Sharks’ – Taking Neoregelia carcharodon vertical in New Zealand [Graeme Barclay].jpg- is missing! ‘Flying Sharks’ – Taking Neoregelia carcharodon vertical in New Zealand
    Graeme Barclay
About a year ago I finally got around to delivering on a plan to get more of my Neoregelia carcharodon collection out of their pots and up into the trees - a place they are familiar with in their natural habitat of South Eastern Brazil. This is the story of how an idea developed into an experiment and eventually became a reality.
67(4): 228-240 (PDF/A 2684 KBytes) published online: September 26 2018
image -67(4)228-240 Bromeliad Treasure Hunting in Peru - Part 1 [Eric and Renate Gouda].jpg- is missing! Bromeliad Treasure Hunting in Peru - Part 1
    Eric and Renate Gouda
We were privileged to give a talk at the 2016 World Bromeliad Conference in Houston, Texas and enjoyed the experience very much. We especially enjoyed the opportunity to renew our acquaintances with Bromeliad friends from all over the world and meeting new Bromeliad enthusiasts, many with whom we had had email contact for years. Renate and I tried to give a good impression of what our travels to Peru looked like and we did so with a selection of about 200 images out of the thousands we made. To bring this number down for a journal article was very difficult, but I hope you enjoy the results as much as we did the original trip.
67(4): 223-227 (PDF/A 705 KBytes) published online: September 24 2018
image -67(4)223-227 Helga Tarver, 1925 – 2017 [Linda Sheetz].jpg- is missing! Helga Tarver, 1925 – 2017
    Linda Sheetz
Long-time member of the Florida West Coast Bromeliad Society (FWCBS), Helga Tarver(see Fig. 1), passed away July 21st, 2017, at the age of 92. She had been a bromeliad enthusiast for almost 40 years and was well-known and respected throughout the bromeliad community for her expertise in bromeliad identification, horticulture, taxonomy, and hybrid registration.
67(4): 220-222 (PDF/A 178 KBytes) published online: September 19 2018
image -67(4)220-222 Donors to the BSI 66 Fund [Rick Ryals].jpg- is missing! Donors to the BSI 66 Fund
    Rick Ryals
The very first BSI fundraising effort, entitled the BSI66FUND, has come to an end and we are extremely pleased to report that the fund collected a whopping $66,262.53. Aptly named the BSI 66 FUND, it celebrated the 66 years the BSI has been in existence. You might recall in our efforts to collect the funds, we were challenged by a long-time BSI member at the 2016 World Bromeliad Conference in Houston, that if we raised $25,000 they would match our efforts with another $25,000. That Saturday night during our World Conference banquet, we launched our effort and started our progress towards collecting funds. As designated by the anonymous donor, the offer was contingent on raising the funds within the next 365 days. The BSI had never had such a generous offer, nor such an ambitious goal.
67(4): 199-219 (PDF/A 5213 KBytes) published online: September 12 2018
image -67(4)199-219 Exploring for Bromeliads in Belize [Bruce K. Holst].jpg- is missing! Exploring for Bromeliads in Belize
    Bruce K. Holst
Bromeliads in Belize are a conspicuous feature of many habitats. Four years of exploration to some of the most remote areas of the county have increased the known species numbers by about 25% over previous estimates, to approximately 68 species in ten genera. The following provides an overview of the project, brief discussions of the habitats found in Belize, and some of the interesting species we have documented.
67(4): 196-198 (PDF/A 560 KBytes) published online: September 10 2018
image -67(4)196-198 Racinaea penduliflora is a common species with a large distribution range [Eric Gouda].jpg- is missing! Racinaea penduliflora is a common species with a large distribution range
    Eric Gouda
In 2008 José Manzanares and I discovered we were working on one and the same new species - Racinaea penduliflora Gouda and Manzan. (Gouda and Manzanares 2008). José had a specimen on loan from the Missouri Botanical Garden (MO) - collected by Robin B. Foster (collection number 9043 - from Oxapampa, dept. Pasco, Peru (1982) that became the type and, through the courtesy of Ricardo Fernandez (USM), I had three specimens collected by C. Porter et al. in dept. Cusco, Peru during March and April 2005.

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