7652 - Bromeliads (Garden) - 2011-09-26|
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(Uploaded as: Neoregelia )
Photographer: Rick Martin
Note: Should I assume this to be Neoregelia johannis ? 106cm wide. blue flowers. (Sent: firstname.lastname@example.org)
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- Addit.Note (7653): Rick Martin (2011-09-26) - The blue flowers appear to suggest its N.crunta. After re-reading "Gallery 3272"
- Addit.Note (7653): Rick Martin (2011-09-26) - That is Neo 1834
- Identification (7653): Uwe (2011-09-27) =Neoregelia cruenta - This is, no doubt, N. cruenta. The plant shown on photo 1834 (+/-) is flowering white and has more robust spines. To me, 1834 is a N. correia-araujoi because of the white flowers and the blotchy reddish pattern on the leaves. If somebody has a "real" N. johannis, please let me know. I am urgently searching for one ... (Sent: email@example.com)
- Addit.Note (7653): Uncle Derek (2011-09-28) - Most likely a hybrid because you have no provenance. In the 1990's very few growers in the USA or Australia knew what a Neo johannis looked like even though plants were being grown under this name. The same applied to Neo cruenta and in more recent times Neo correia-araujoi. In other words you can blame indiscriminate seed raising from wrongly identified mothers and possibly foreign pollen.. A good way to pick a Neo johannis is to look at 'DeRolf' without the variegation. BUT then if you can link your plant to Weber you may have Neo richteri! (Sent: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Addit.Note (7653): Rick Martin (2011-09-28) - As to provenance my neighbour Heinz Schwendener tells me he obtained the original ramet in Costa Rica, and hand baggaged it over to Madeira.