Aechmea ID

neomeaNovember 13, 2008

Hi all

I got this plant from a local brom collector.

It may be a bi-gen....not sure.

Top view

Side View: the leaves are "wavy" and very thick/hard.

Any ideas?

Dennis

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kerry_t_australia(9)

No idea, Dennis. Although those wavy leaves could suggest Ae. orlandiana in its parentage?

I like the two-tone green stripes.

K

    Bookmark   November 13, 2008 at 3:01AM
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neomea

I though the same..orlandiana or Bert? There are faint dark bands like both of the above. Lemon and lime would be a good name!

    Bookmark   November 13, 2008 at 3:06AM
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trcwjl

Is it xCanmea 'Galaxy'?

    Bookmark   November 13, 2008 at 3:29AM
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neomea

trcwj it may well be...just looked at pic on FCBS. Colour is a bit off but maybe I need to move it to some sun?

    Bookmark   November 13, 2008 at 3:38AM
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LisaCLV(HI)

It looks to me like there's probably some Ae. chantinii genes there. Could be a cross with orlandiana, or with a canistrum. How about xCanmea Smokey?

    Bookmark   November 13, 2008 at 2:10PM
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neomea

Hmmmm smokey it may be...just a marginated form. I took the pic after the rain so what you dont see is that both sides of the leaf have that grey scruf ..... the mother plant is big....and has the shape of Ae rubens but maybe 3/4 the size.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2008 at 1:44AM
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udo69

Hi All,

It looks different from my XCanmea Galaxy. My plant has darker band. I agree with Lisa. It should be XCanmea Smoky the same grex of XCanmea Galaxy. That's very nice variegated variety.

Cheers
Yong

    Bookmark   November 14, 2008 at 8:42PM
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neomea

Hi Yong

Thanks, I agree. We will only know it is when we see the flower!

Cheers

Dennis

    Bookmark   November 17, 2008 at 1:28AM
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