Brom ID help request

bomgJune 3, 2010

Hi everyone,

I need your help again in identifying these bromeliads. I got them a few days ago. The first one is a small plant probably 3-4 inches tall. It has a Tillandsia tricolor look but the leaves are short and light green in color. The second picture says Tillandsia streptophylla in the tag but it doesn't look like one. The leaves are short and fat. The fourth picture says Orthophytum blaze in the tag but a quick search at the net showed not so similar photos. Thanks again in advance.

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gonzer_gw

The second plant is definitely streptophylla, hard to guess on the first. How about some different photos?

    Bookmark   June 3, 2010 at 8:49AM
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sdandy

First one looks like Aechmea recurvata v. benrathii (although I have three very distinct plants labeled as such...but all are small like your plant).
-andy

    Bookmark   June 3, 2010 at 10:19AM
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bomg

Hi Gonzer,

I will post a different picture of the first plant soon. Thanks for the ID. It used to look different from my other streptophyllas but now that you have spoken I could see the similarities :-) Does it come in various forms?

Hi Andy,

I've read somewhere that Aechmea recurvata has spines. This one is spineless.

Best,

Bom

    Bookmark   June 3, 2010 at 6:09PM
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