I don't collect broms but I have a few, mostly from Tropiflora's plant festival sales (Sarasota, FL).
Here are five with no labels. Can you help ID, even if just the species? Thanks for any help.
Nice haul. The first one is a Dyckia. More then likely Red Devil. As far as the rest go I can only guess.
Maybe 2, 4 and 5 are some type of Aechmea?
#4 looks like Matchstick bromeliad, Aechmea gamosepala.
Maybe #2 is a Billbergia? I never realized there were SO MANY bromeliads!
I am guessing that #2 is an aechmea nudicaulis. There are a number of forms, but they all have the 'thumbprint' indent halfway up the leaves.
#3 may be a neoregelia grown in low light. I am guessing that from the marbling, which looks neo-like to me.
Thanks, Bob. I think you're right--#2 might be Aechmea nudicaulis. I'll read up on it. #3 might be a pup of a neo--it was loose without a pot.
1, Dyckia (Species or hybrid)
2. Ae, nudicaulis (One of many - See the FCBS Photo Index)
3. Neo. hybrid of some sort
4. Ae. gamosepala
5. Ae. gracilis? - Some question marks here - If it's only about six inches high and if when the flowers finish the fruit are yellow in colour and long lasting, it could be an Aechmea species called gracilis.
I have read somewhere though that it has gone through a name change although the name on mine is still the original name and I don't know what the new name is.
There are some good pic's and an article by Derek Butcher and Peter Franklin on the FCBS Photo Index.
I hope this helps
All the best, Nev.
Thank you, Nev. That helps. Maybe #5 is gracilis, or maybe organensis? Mine is a short one. I'll check the fruit for color.
I don't think I'll ever be a brom collector--too many to choose from! :)