Posting a picture of my wierd Phrag. dalessandroi
. This one has some yellow and orange coloration to it, borne upon a VERY tall, branching spike.
has been considered a variety of Phrag. besseae
, but there are a few differences that would make the segregation more than valid.
The distribution of Phrag. dalessandroi
is basically in the "middle" of the Phrag. besseae
populations. This would suggest that Phrag. dalessandroi
is not the same as Phrag. besseae
. Also, Phrag. dalessandroi
has one more pair of chromosomes than Phrag. besseae
, which is enough to segregate Phrag. besseae
from Phrag. besseae
, into a seperate species.
This species was originally found by Dennis D'alessandro in Zamora, Ecuador. Later, the local botanical garden clean sweeped the original locality of the species. Many sites were later discovered, making the distribution a larger area.
Okie, so here's the pic. I have another I will post later after I get them off the camera...