Self set or naturally pollinated?
My Aechmea nudicaulis var. Aequalis produced two seeds total- in two different berries. I did not pollinate them myself. Is it more likely they are self-set or that some form of natural pollination has taken place? I had two other Aechmea's in the area at the time, both, from memory, flowering around then. I remember the ants really loved those flowers- possible? The two plants I had blooming where a fasciata and 'pie in the sky'. I think that was all. There may have been a billbergia flowering then as well.
I noted that some people on the forum say A. nudicaulis aequalis say it selfsets others say it doesn't. But I imagine that plants that selfset would set more than just two seeds? As always, I have no doubt there are exceptions. Anyway, I threw one of the seeds in a container with some sphagnum moss and it germinated.