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coffeemom(Broward z10)May 22, 2009

Because you are all great at ID's over here, I was wondering if you knew the names to #1 and #2 tillandsia and #3 billbergia. The billbergia has a dark green leaf with a dark purple center.

Thanks!

Here is a link that might be useful: Fla forum

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gonzer_gw

#1 is T. streptophylla, #2 is T. capitata. I know #3 but my brain's pooped.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2009 at 4:55PM
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coffeemom(Broward z10)

Please gonzer, rest your brain.;)
Nev said Bil. Sanderiana for #3.
Thank-you both. I love buying unusual broms at Searle's twice a year sale, but few come with name tags.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2009 at 9:13PM
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gonzer_gw

coffee, I've heard from quite a few happy campers about the Searle's sales. A lot of quality stuff originates there. Originally I thought #3 was sanderiana but the flower bracts don't seem large enough.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2009 at 8:00AM
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LisaCLV(HI)

I agree, gonz, it's not straight B. sanderiana (bracts too small and not pendant enough, foliage too purple), but definitely a sanderiana hybrid. Maybe Violetta?

    Bookmark   May 23, 2009 at 1:39PM
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