Eastern Andes of Colombia 1700 meters what flowering plant is this?

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    There are some Pitcairnia species that look rather like this.
     
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    It looks like they are growing terrestrially - are they, or are they growing on something else?
     
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    Pitcairnia is a large genus and many of the species are terrestrial or grow among rocks. They can make attractive and tough garden plants for mild climates.
     
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    I have only seen two species of Pitcairnia and both were growing on the ground.
     

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