Need Help to ID this Plant

randg(11)December 31, 2009

When I bought this tillandsia, it was all plain dark green color. When it started to blush, it made me curious of what the name of the plant it is and how the flower looks like. Anyone know what it is?

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gonzer_gw

Either T. brachycaulos or bradeana, the flower will tell.

    Bookmark   December 31, 2009 at 12:04PM
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LisaCLV(HI)

Not T. polystachia, Gonz?

    Bookmark   December 31, 2009 at 1:03PM
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gonzer_gw

Doubtful Lisa due to the extreme blush. Could be wrong though (wouldn't be the first time). Bradeana, which used to be called abdita, flowers with a somewhat sunken rosette. Brachycaulos' flowers extend beyond the crown and polystachia exudes a tall spike.

    Bookmark   December 31, 2009 at 3:00PM
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LisaCLV(HI)

T. polystachia gets dark purplish red when grown hard in full sun here, Gonz. It stays that color all the time, rather than blushing at anthesis like the two you mention. I'm not seeing any signs of bloom on the one in the picture, in fact the center is green. The lax form looks just like the poly seedlings that have popped up here and there around my place........... but, I could be wrong too. ;-)

    Bookmark   December 31, 2009 at 7:16PM
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LisaCLV(HI)

Just in case you didn't believe me......

    Bookmark   December 31, 2009 at 11:31PM
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gonzer_gw

Your plant does look like a twin Lisa. The poly's I've seen/grown out here don't show that intense blush. Then again they aren't grown in full sun. Time to move mine.

    Bookmark   January 1, 2010 at 7:36AM
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randg(11)

Thank you Gonzer and Lisa for figuring it out! The picture you have Lisa does look very similar to my plant.

    Bookmark   January 2, 2010 at 6:49AM
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