Just saying hi & question
Hi everyone. I'm new to the bromeliad forums. Though not serious collectors, we have over 100 broms as they are great to help fill up our large garden. Most of the broms, about 2/3rds, were bought unnamed from our local markets though we do have some named ones now. At first it didn't matter that they were unnamed but now we want to try and ID them. I know we won't be able to name them all as there are so many crosses but would like to try.
What I'm wondering is there any website that describes the genus in simple terms... for example, what are the various characteristics to work out which brom belongs in which genus? I have used the gallery on FCBS and Broms in Australia to try and ID some but with some of my broms I don't even know whether they are aechmeas or billbergias, etc - especially ones that haven't flowered yet. Any suggestions? Thanks