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Please Id. Bromeliad

Posted by bromelia2010 (My Page) on
Sat, Sep 11, 10 at 10:24

Hi..appreciate the help

What are this Bromeliad ? there are two of the same in the photo, from the Florida. I thought they were Tillandsias but have small spines in the margins of the leaves.

http://2.fimagenes.com/i/3/7/33/am_5354_3882371_906037.jpg


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RE: Please Id. Bromeliad

Ufff the photo. I am new to the forum...sorry

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u247/anita_2007album/bfi1283710590r.jpg


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RE: Please Id. Bromeliad

It looks like and Aechmea recurvata, probably var. benrathii (although I have three 'forms' of benrathii...I think most people tend to call any small form of recurvata a variety benrathii).
-andy


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RE: Please Id. Bromeliad

I agree with the Ae. recurvata part, Andy, but not the v. benrathii part. It's a little too dried out to say for sure, but benrathii generally has a lot of purplish black pigment in the lower leaf, at least if it's been in the sun.

Although it will grow epiphytically, it would probably be happier in a pot than mounted and treated like a Tillandsia.


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