Guzmania poortmanii (Andrè) Andrè ex Mez

Poortman’s Guzmania (Guzmania poortmanii)

This epiphytic species was described in 1889; it is apparently only known from the type material that had been collected at what today is the city of Lauro Guerro in the Loja Province of Ecuador.

The species has never been found since and is apparently extinct.


The photo below shows a congeneric species also occurring in Ecuador, Weberbauer’s Guzmania (Guzmania weberbaueri Mez).


Weberbauer’s Guzmania (Guzmania weberbaueri)

Photo: Alan Rockefeller


edited: 25.02.2024