Tillandsia chalcatzingensis spec. nov.

Tillandsia chalcatzingensis Gonzalez-Rocha, Cerros, Lopez-Ferr. & Espejo, spec. nov.

Phytotaxa 227(2): 182-188. 2015

Tillandsia chalcatzingensis is closely related to T. superinsignis Matuda from which it differs by having nanowly triangular vs. sublingulate leaf blades, a shorter peduncle, longer stipes of the spikes, spikes 28-45 vs. 60-73 cm long, flowers sessile vs. pedicellate, sepals 28-33 vs. 39-40 mm long, and dark violet vs. violet petals.

Type :-MEXICO. Morelos: municipio de Jantetelco, en el penon de Chalcatzingo creciendo rupicola en las paredes verticales del penon con vegetacion xerofila, 18°40’32”’N, 98°46’18” W, ca 1400 m, 4 March 2014, R Cerros T., L. G. Avila T. & A. Barranco 2969 (holotype UAMZ(x 11! ), isotypes HUMO(x 4! ), IEB(x 8! ), MEXU(x 5! ). Read more.