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Werauhia bracteosa (Mez & Wercklé) J. R. Grant

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Thecophyllum bracteosum Mez & Werckl^; Mez, Repert. Sp. Nov. 14: 246. 1916.
Stemless, up to 6 dm. high, stout; leaves many in a dense subutriculate rosette, 4 dm. long; sheaths very broadly elliptic, up to 15 cm. long, densely brown-punctulate-lepidote ; blades ligulate, acute, 25 mm. wide, spirally recurved at the apex, rigid when dry, glabrous above, obscurely punctulate-lepidote beneath, concolorous; scape erect, stout, exceeding the leaves; scape-bracts erect, slightly longer than the internodes, broadly elliptic with a short, spirally recurved, foliaceous blade, lustrous, glabrous; inflorescence strobilate, short-cylindric, obtuse, up to 12 cm. long and 5 cm. in diameter; primary bracts suberect, imbricate, very broadly ovate, abruptly acute, inflated, subcoriaceous, irregularly rugose when dry, exceeding the axillary flowers; branches aborted; floral bracts very broadly elliptic, acute, 30-35 mm. long, exceeding the sepals; flowers 3 in the axil of each primary bract, collateral, subsessile; sepals suborbicular, obtuse, 17 mm. long, coriaceous, rigid, even, glabrous.
Type locality: Near La Palma, Costa Rica, altitude 1500 meters. Distribution: Known only from the type collection.
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Lyman Bradford Smith. 1938. (XYRIDALES); BROMELIACEAE. North American flora. vol 19(2). New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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Werauhia bracteosa

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Werauhia bracteosa is a plant species in the genus Werauhia. This species is endemic to Costa Rica.

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Werauhia bracteosa is a plant species in the genus Werauhia. This species is endemic to Costa Rica.

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