A little infor. about Orthophytum's
Orthophytum comprises 41 or 56 species (number depends on who you believe), An Alphabetical List of Bromeliad Binomials has only 41 and 7 varieties ) and seven varieties forming two easily distinguished
groups: one with a well-developed scape, informally called
the scapose inflorescence complex and
the other group referred to as the sessile inflorescence complex.
The latter is further subdivided into three subcomplexes:
Orthophytum supthutiiis now Lapa duarteana
Wish I could tell the difference between them or what they may look like. Which one's do I have in the photo's?
If anyone has photos showing the difference send them and I'll post it here.
Orthophytum supthutii is now Lapa duartei
Only 2 only 2 plant are in this new family they are:
|Lapa duartei |
|Orthophytum horridum |
|Orthophytum lucidum |