Monographs Details: Tillandsia krakoffiana L.B.Sm.
Smith, Lyman B. & Downs, Robert J. 1977. Tillandsioideae (Bromeliaceae). Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 14 (2): 663-1492. (Published by NYBG Press
Description:Description - Plant flowering 2 m or higher (?). Leaves rosulate (?), to 9 dm long; sheaths subelliptic, ca 2 dm long, covered with minute ferruginous scales; blades ligulate, acute or acuminate, 6-10 cm wide, glabrous. Scape unknown. Inflorescence ample, very laxly 3-pinnate; axes slender, glabrous; primary bracts ovate, acute, 4 cm long, shorter than the long sterile bases of the branches; branches spreading, to 48 cm long, bearing 1-5 sterile bracts at base; secondary bracts like the primary but much smaller, half as long as the spikes; spikes spreading or deflexed, narrowly lanceolate, acute, 45-65 mm long, 10-15 mm wide, complanate, subdensely 5-7-flowered, bearing 2 reduced sterile bracts at base. Floral bracts imbricate, elliptic, acute, to 25 mm long, exceeding the sepals, carinate toward apex, subchartaceous, nerved, sparsely and obscurely lepidote; flowers subsessile. Sepals elliptic, 19 mm long, nerved, glabrous, the posterior carinate, connate for 4 mm; petals blue, the blades ovate, 10 mm long, slightly exceeding the stamens.
Distribution:Bolivia South America
| La Paz Bolivia South America