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Close-up Quiz II

Posted by lisaclv HI (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 30, 09 at 23:33

Back by popular demand! ;-)

Just 10 this time, as requested by Andy. A mixture of (hopefully) easy and challenging ones, species and hybrids. Nothing you've never heard of and no freak occurances, but a couple of the views may not be something you would normally notice or associate with the plant.

Let's see how you do:











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RE: Close-up Quiz II

Thanks Lisa! Although it still doesn't help me too much. But I should probably at least venture a couple of guesses since you obliged (attempting to) make it easier...even if I don't get any right.

1)N. marmorata or hybrid of (maybe with spectabilis?)
2)don't care what it is, I like it!
3)some concentrica?
4)N. pascoaliana?
5)A. tayoensis
6)N. 'Amazing Grace'?
8)Ananas variegata?
10)N. De Rolf

RE: Close-up Quiz II

You got some right, Andy, but I'm not going to say which or how many until some others have had a chance. ;-)

RE: Close-up Quiz II

#2 is Vr. fenistralis

RE: Close-up Quiz II

Oh geeze, now I'm second guessing myself. Now I'm thinking 6 or 7 could be either A. Red Ribbon or something along those lines (no pun intended). But I'll just be happy I got something right...

RE: Close-up Quiz II


1. Neo c-a
3. Njohannis
4.struggling with this one
5. A.tayoensis
6.N.Amazing G
7.N Shelldance
8.looks like an Ananus
10.N de Rolf

RE: Close-up Quiz II

Ok, here we go! Some long shots included (#3) but #8 I am not even going to try!

#1 - Neo correia-araujoi
#2 - Vr fenestralis
#3 - Neo joh x DeRolf
#4 - Neo pascoaliana
#5 - Ae tayoensis
#6 - Ae Red Ribbons
#7 - Neo Shelldance
#8 -
#9 - Vr Galaxy
#10 - Neo DeRolf


RE: Close-up Quiz II

My turn!

#1 - Neoregelia correia-araujoi [co-ray-uh.....uh-row(like cow)- zsa zsa gabor-eye eye cap'n!]
#2 - Vriesea fenestralis
#3 - ummm.....Neoregelia olens 'Vulcan' ??
#4 - Neoregelia pascoaliana
#5 - Aechmea tayoensis
#6 - Neoregelia 'Pinstripe'
#7 - Neoregelia 'Shelldance'
#8 - Ananas comosus var. bracteatus
#9 - Vriesea 'Galaxy' (and I didn't copy Japie - I already thought that one - we're prob both wrong!)
#10 - Neoregelia 'DeRolf'

Kerry :)

RE: Close-up Quiz II

OK, heres my pick.

#1 Neo. correia-araujoi
#2 Lisas Vr. Fenestralis
#3 This one is really bugging me...seems to have that neo concentrica trait thing going on again, but the leaf tip doesn't fit??? Anyway...I'll take a stab at Neo. Royal Robe.
#4 Neo pascoliana, thanks to Andy.
#5 Aech. tayoensis. Wish we could grow them here!
#6 Striated neo? I agree with Kerry it's Pinstripe.
#7 Neo. Shelldance
#8 Dont know, but Ill guess Bromelia just to be different.
#9 Vr. Galaxy. (and I didn't copy Japie or Kerry, true story..we had a great photo of it in our last journal)
#10 Neo. De Rolf.

RE: Close-up Quiz II

1.) Neo Correia-Araujoi
9.) Neo Fever
10.) Neo DeRolf

No idea about the others.

RE: Close-up Quiz II

Well, there seems to be a lot of agreement here, and most of it is correct. Because several of you answered Vr. 'Galaxy' for #9, I had to go look it up, and I think you guys are right. I got my plant tagged as Vr. 'Splendide' variegated, but it doesn't match the FCBS photo, plus it has grass pups like glutinosa. Galaxy's pic looks like a dead ringer, so it's off to change my tags!

There also seems to be a general consensus on 1,2,4,5,7 & 10. Everyone who copied Japie's answers for those (yeah, I'm lookin' at you, Kerry ;-)) or arrived at them independently are right on the money.

Which leaves the ones I knew would be the toughies: 3, 6 and 8. I almost didn't include #3 because I didn't expect anyone to get it. Clue: it's not a Neo! If any of you have this plant, you've probably paid much more attention to the flower than the foliage.

#6 is tricky because the markings shown are not the ones that you would notice first, and don't even appear on every leaf. They're there often enough that I thought it was fair, but there's more going on that you're not seeing. You really have to think outside the box for this one, and so far nobody has got the right genus. Clue: the cv. is a woman's name, and I know some of you have her.

I didn't think #8 would be quite so hard, but I suspect this one may be less familiar to some of you. Clue: not Ananas or Bromelia, but it is a terrestrial species (think small).

I'll give it a while longer, and then all will be revealed......

RE: Close-up Quiz II

#8 Dyckia Dakota

Now #6 is bugging me...

RE: Close-up Quiz II

Ok, I'll bite again. I thought #3 could be an Aechmea, but I can't think of one specific (lots of mine have spots like that...but probably not supposed to...), so I'll throw out a wild swing at Hohenbergia stellata instead.

#6 a Billbergia? Don't know them enough to guess any further than that.

RE: Close-up Quiz II

Right genus on #6, Andy. You're getting warmer on #3, but try another closely related genus. I have a feeling nobody's going to get that one. The inflorescence is red and purple, if that helps.

Andrew, instead of DD, try CC......

I'll give all of the answers tomorrow if nobody gets them by then.

RE: Close-up Quiz II

Hi Lisa,
Is #6 a cryptanthus crassifolius
Cheers Fran


I meant #8 not #6.
Cheers Fran

RE: Close-up Quiz II

Well, I'll be damned!

Nr 6 : Bill Dorothy Berg

RE: Close-up Quiz II

Ah haso # 8 is CC not DD, that makes it easierIve got it nowno waitI still dont have itbut Frans got #6no waitshes got #8phew.

And I think Japie may well have cracked #6. All I could think of was Guzmaniabut there were way too many woman cvs in there for me.

So that just leaves us with that rascal #3 !

3rd time lucky?

#3 Portea alatisepala

RE: Close-up Quiz II

ok probably way off but is no.3 a portea?

RE: Close-up Quiz II

All right! Andrew's got #3, Japie's got #6, and Fran's got half of #8. That should narrow it down...

RE: Close-up Quiz II

#8 Cryptanthus colnagoi thanks to FCBS. Never grown any Crypt's...may be one day...

RE: Close-up Quiz II

Well i am no good at this but i think No 6 is Nidularium 'Ruby Lee' No 3 is a total mystery to me Jack

RE: Close-up Quiz II

Hello All,

He He He!!! I'm coming late. So many people here answer the questions. I don't want to copy all answers. I'm so stupid ;-) This quiz are more difficult to guess than the previous.

Lisa I'm waiting your answers and also next quiz.


RE: Close-up Quiz II


Okay, you got it, Andrew. I guess nobody else here is growing Crypt. colnagoi, I thought it was fairly common. You can all pat yourselves on the back, hope you didn't bust a brain cell! Let me know when you're ready for the next one. ;-)

The answers in order are:

#1) Neo. correia-araujoi
#2) Vr. fenestralis
#3) Portea alatisepala
#4) Neo. pascoaliana
#5) Ae. tayoensis
#6) Bill. 'Dorothy Berg'
#7) Neo. 'Shelldance'
#8) Crypt. colnagoi
#9) Vr. 'Galaxy'
#10) Neo. johannis 'DeRolf'

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