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67(3)157-173 (PDF/A 2425 KBytes) published online: May 13 2020
image 67(3)157-173.jpg is missing! Tillandsioideae Safari in Ecuador - 3
    Josť M. Manzanares
Day Seven of our safari: 19 June 2015 On this day we began the end of the first phase of our trip by turning back toward Quito. But, first we had to look for a Tillandsia (previously Vriesea) with a hanging pink inflorescence and green flowers. I remembered more or less the place where I collected it for the first time many years ago, so we stopped at a remnant of forest between Loja and O'a. In the areas where the Andean forest trees are conserved, Gregbrownia fulgens, with its tall red inflorescence with pendant yellow flowers stood out despite the rain. The flowers were visited by small hummingbirds in search of nectar. Gregbrownia fulgens is very important as a food source for the hummingbirds that inhabit the Andean forest. As the agricultural frontier advances the forests are lost and the habitat and food for many species of birds is lost.

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