Pitcairnia vandersteenii Gouda spec. nov. 

Pitcairnia vandersteenii Gouda spec. nov.

A species resembling Pitcairnia hammelii Luther from Panama but differing by having the leaf blades 3-5.5 cm wide and densely white lepidote abaxially (vs. 10 cm wide and inconspicuously lepidote abaxially; the pedicel of the flower not more than 10 mm long (vs. 12-25 mm long); the sepals 25 mm long and even (vs. 17-20 mm long and somewhat nerved); the petals 6.4 cm long and bright red (vs. 5.5 cm long and yellowish-orange). Read more.