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Aechmea ID

Posted by neomea (My Page) on
Thu, Nov 13, 08 at 2:01

Hi all

I got this plant from a local brom collector.

It may be a bi-gen....not sure.

Top view

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Side View: the leaves are "wavy" and very thick/hard.

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Any ideas?

Dennis


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RE: Aechmea ID

No idea, Dennis. Although those wavy leaves could suggest Ae. orlandiana in its parentage?

I like the two-tone green stripes.

K


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RE: Aechmea ID

I though the same..orlandiana or Bert? There are faint dark bands like both of the above. Lemon and lime would be a good name!


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RE: Aechmea ID

Is it xCanmea 'Galaxy'?


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RE: Aechmea ID XCanmea

trcwj it may well be...just looked at pic on FCBS. Colour is a bit off but maybe I need to move it to some sun?


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RE: Aechmea ID

It looks to me like there's probably some Ae. chantinii genes there. Could be a cross with orlandiana, or with a canistrum. How about xCanmea Smokey?


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Hmmmm smokey it may be...just a marginated form. I took the pic after the rain so what you dont see is that both sides of the leaf have that grey scruf ..... the mother plant is big....and has the shape of Ae rubens but maybe 3/4 the size.


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RE: Aechmea ID

Hi All,

It looks different from my XCanmea Galaxy. My plant has darker band. I agree with Lisa. It should be XCanmea Smoky the same grex of XCanmea Galaxy. That's very nice variegated variety.

Cheers
Yong


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RE: Aechmea ID

Hi Yong

Thanks, I agree. We will only know it is when we see the flower!

Cheers

Dennis


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