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Portea petropolitana var. extensa
A medium-sized, terrestrial bromeliad, native to the Atlantic Coastal Forest in southeastern Brazil at low elevations. It has broad, straplike, light green leaves with toothed margins and produces much branched, coral red inflorescences with lavender flowers, followed by dark purple fruits. Portea petropolitana var. extensa makes a desirable ornamental for the tropical garden.