Pitcairnia I think....can someone ID?
Hi All, I posted this plant to a few forums and it seems to be a Pitcairnia sp. which is a terrestrial member of the Bromeliad family and so I thought I would try to get an ID here. I must admit I have no Bromeliads and did not realize there were terrestrial ones until yesterday, but I must say it is quite pretty as are many others I've seen on-line. I think if there were decent pics of the leaves on-line anywhere I could get an ID fairly easy as it most resemble P. carinata, but there is a chance it could be P. grafii or P. nortefluminensis, but this last one seems to have a much smaller influorescence than carinata for example. The seed for this plant were originally collected in the mountains outside of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil so that should narrow down the species possibilities quite drastically. The oldest leaves are approx. 17" long and 1.25" wide. The individual flowers are 3" long and the influorescence is 19" from where it leaves the leaves to the top of the last flower. If anyone has a sure ID I'd love to hear it!! Thanks :o) Dan