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went shopping--please help ID

Posted by marcia_pa5 PA5_FL9b S.SarasotaC (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 4, 14 at 17:20

I don't collect broms but I have a few, mostly from Tropiflora's plant festival sales (Sarasota, FL).

Here are five with no labels. Can you help ID, even if just the species? Thanks for any help.
Marcia

#1

#2

#3

#4

#5


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RE: went shopping--please help ID

Nice haul. The first one is a Dyckia. More then likely Red Devil. As far as the rest go I can only guess.

Regards, Patrick


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Maybe 2, 4 and 5 are some type of Aechmea?
Marcia


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#4 looks like Matchstick bromeliad, Aechmea gamosepala.


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Maybe #2 is a Billbergia? I never realized there were SO MANY bromeliads!


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I am guessing that #2 is an aechmea nudicaulis. There are a number of forms, but they all have the 'thumbprint' indent halfway up the leaves.

#3 may be a neoregelia grown in low light. I am guessing that from the marbling, which looks neo-like to me.

Bob


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Thanks, Bob. I think you're right--#2 might be Aechmea nudicaulis. I'll read up on it. #3 might be a pup of a neo--it was loose without a pot.
Marcia


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Hi Marcia.

1, Dyckia (Species or hybrid)

2. Ae, nudicaulis (One of many - See the FCBS Photo Index)

3. Neo. hybrid of some sort

4. Ae. gamosepala

5. Ae. gracilis? - Some question marks here - If it's only about six inches high and if when the flowers finish the fruit are yellow in colour and long lasting, it could be an Aechmea species called gracilis.

I have read somewhere though that it has gone through a name change although the name on mine is still the original name and I don't know what the new name is.

There are some good pic's and an article by Derek Butcher and Peter Franklin on the FCBS Photo Index.

I hope this helps

All the best, Nev.


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Thank you, Nev. That helps. Maybe #5 is gracilis, or maybe organensis? Mine is a short one. I'll check the fruit for color.

I don't think I'll ever be a brom collector--too many to choose from! :)
Marcia


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