Vriesea ID please

brom_adorer(Mid-North Coast, NSW)October 26, 2009

This Vriesea came with the name 'Kamfez'

Does anyone have any clue as to what it could be?

Foliage

Flower spike

BA

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rickta66(Brisbane)

BA,

I think your Vriesea is the same as my mis-labelled fosteriana - I think it may be Vr.Erotica; does anyone agree?

Rick

    Bookmark   October 26, 2009 at 8:00AM
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vriesea

Out of the cross that made Vr.'Erotica 'there where a number of plants that looked a bit similar but spikes varied ,some single some multi paddled ,Vr' Angela ' is out the same cross and there are a couple of look alikes in that as well, the parentage is Vr.'Brentwood' (orange flowered form ) x Vr.fosteriana ( a red leaf form ) cross was done by the late Lou Forrest ,why and how its assumed it was maybe a Vr.platynema cross is beyond me ,(check fcbs) It certainly looks like one of those B.A, Cheers Jack

    Bookmark   October 26, 2009 at 8:25AM
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pinkbroms

Hi Guys

The name is actually Vr. Komfez, it is a cryptic name for it's parents.

Pinkbroms

    Bookmark   October 26, 2009 at 5:06PM
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brom_adorer(Mid-North Coast, NSW)

Hi Pinkbroms. In what way is it cryptic? (no good at puzzles)and a google search of Komfez had no results.
Are Jack and Rick right with their guesses about the possibilty of it being from the erotica lineage?
BA

    Bookmark   October 26, 2009 at 5:34PM
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pinkbroms

Hi B-A

No they're not right, it's an unreg. hybrid, unravell the name & you get the parents. It's a cryptic name.

There is also a green/yellow spiked plant to go with your red/yellow one.

I thought Jack would've worked it out for you.

Pinkbroms

    Bookmark   October 26, 2009 at 11:30PM
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rickta66(Brisbane)

BA/Pinkbroms,

Komet seems to fit well as a parent, I'm stumped on the Fez part - can I buy a vowel?

Thanks,

Rick

    Bookmark   October 27, 2009 at 5:28AM
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bromaholic(9)

fenestralis?

    Bookmark   October 27, 2009 at 5:31AM
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vriesea

Hi Ross ,did'nt really worry about working it out ,and that sort of Vriesea is really not my type of thing ,still with a name? like Komfez it would be Komet x Fenestralis ,and its not that much different to a poor form of Erotica , how 's the rain up your way ? get enough ? I think you may be right ,perhaps i should have retired ,seem to have no time for myself now ,maybe next year ! see you Mate , Jack

    Bookmark   October 27, 2009 at 7:05AM
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pinkbroms

Hi Guys

Jack there are more hybrids out there other than Erotica, have you got a one track 'erotica' mind.

Too easy guys, it was pretty basic though wasn't it.

Kom for Komet

Fez for feneztralis, note the miss spelling (z) in the original parentage tag. (not my spelling)

How else do you pick a name.

We had 150mm in our 150mm rain gauge over a 4 - 5 hr period, don't know just how much we had, but just down the road they registered 240mm for the same period.

I think retirement ends up being busier Jack, I still don't have time to go fishing.

Pinkbroms

    Bookmark   October 27, 2009 at 5:58PM
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brom_adorer(Mid-North Coast, NSW)

Thanks for that you lot. Its frustrating when you buy a plant with a name, but the name is nowhere to be found (in google at least. he he)
We had 130mm overnight on Monday night, and about another 7mm on tuesday, but nothing today. It filled all the tanks and the dam, so we are set for at least another 3 months, as long as I don't keep watering everything too often. It was a lovely drop wasn't it! Look out! here come the weeds!
BA

    Bookmark   October 28, 2009 at 4:55AM
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vriesea

Yes i dont get time much either for fishing Ross ,no i dont have a one track 'erotica ' mind but there's a few plants out there like that ,as for finding a name? well thats up to the individual I guess ,but if Fen Fez is Hiero x Fen ,how do you get FenFez ?

    Bookmark   October 28, 2009 at 7:28AM
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pinkbroms

Hi Jack

Another cryptic name by John Catlan,

Fen = fenestralis (obviosly)

Fez for the hieroglyph leaf markings = Egyptian writing - Fez = Egyptian H--

Pinkbroms

    Bookmark   October 28, 2009 at 5:36PM
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vriesea

Ah yes it makes sense now Ross ,thanks

    Bookmark   October 29, 2009 at 5:14AM
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pinkbroms

Hi Guys

Hat's off to you to Jack.

Pinkbroms

    Bookmark   October 29, 2009 at 6:18AM
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