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Newbie seeking answers

Posted by brom_adorer NSW (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 30, 09 at 4:28

I've been brousing this forum and think it's great with all the thoughtful questions and informative answers. I am hoping someone can give me some information on Vriesea tuerckhimmi? I purchased one recently, after being told 'You must have it in your collection' but I don't know why, and can't find any references to it. Does anyone know what it will do? Also, how do I post pics? Can't find an option to do so.

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RE: Newbie seeking answers


I'm jealous that sounds like a rare plant, Vr.Tuerckheimii.

If you place "how to post photos" in the search box at the bottom of the page you should receive some good advice on posting pics.

You basically set up an external photo hosting account like Photobucket, upload your photos and paste in the HTML code into the text of your post, preview to see if it worked.

I'd love to see a photo of Vr.Tuerckheimii out of curiousty.



Here is a link that might be useful: Vr.Tuerckheimii

RE: Newbie seeking answers

Hi Guys

I got Vr. tuerckheimii at Pinegrove Nursery in Northern NSW recently, they grow it in very bright light, some were in full sun with their Alcantarea's.

Photo etc. on page 301 of Bromeliaceaes of Venezuela, Francisco Oliva-Esteva & Julian A. Steyermark

A large plant, leaves to 1mtr, the flowering stem to 2-3mtr's high, candalabra like.


RE: Newbie seeking answers

Hi Rick, thanks for that. Crikey! that sound a bit technological! I'll have to have a practise sometime when I'm in a patient mood! he he
Hi Pink Broms, ME TOO! (Re Pinegrove recently)Do you know where I can get a look at that book? I'll check with the local library, or ask around, but I can't say I've come accross that one in my travels.
I wanted to post pics of it last night, but just couldn't work it out!
Ok, I've started at photobucket, I've found a hotmail code, so lets see Vriesea teurkhimmii habit
Oh Look! I did it! *chuff chuff* Vriesea Teurckhimmii (by the way, thats how its spelled on the label, is it right?)

RE: Newbie seeking answers

Ok, now I've got that sorted, I'll post a couple more showing the detail.
First, the underside of the leaf has a smattering of tiny red dots
Vriesea teurckhimmii leaf detail
The base also has the dots, and the frosting you can see wiped off, as it was condensation/dew
Vriesea teurckhimmii base
and heres the label, with spelling as came with the plant
Vriesea teurckhimmi label with spelling
whoops, looks like I've been adding an extra 'M'
Sorry about that!

RE: Newbie seeking answers


I'm glad to see you got the photos worked out, nice looking plant.


Thanks for the info.



RE: Newbie seeking answers

I've always seen it spelled tuerckheimii, with an E, so that may be one reason why your searches came up empty. There doesn't appear to be much info on the web, though. That other GW thread linked above was about the best I could find too.

Gee, pinkbroms, I hope you got a good discount! ;-)

RE: Newbie seeking answers

Doh! I didn't see Ricks link until just now, so I followed it. Great start for me. I've asked for some pics of the flowers if anyone has one. I guess I can move mine out into brighter light, especially as we have our mild winter sun right now.
Why is it not in the FCBS register?
Oh man! Now I just realised I was putting the 'E' before the 'U'. *shame*
Oh, wow, Lisa, I get many more hits in Google with the spelling change. Do you think its safe to say the correct spelling is 'Tuerckheimii'? I will change my label if so.

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