5501 - Bromeliads (Garden) - 2010-02-27|
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Note: Vegetatively, I thought it is T. guelzii / pucaraensis, but with the red flower ...
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- Addit.Note (5503): Charles E. Dills (2010-02-27) - You say it has a red flower, but it looks like a typical blue purple flower in your picture,
Can you get a much closer picture of the flower alone? ---Chas---
- Addit.Note (5503): Uncle Derek (2010-02-28) - My key expanded from that done by Herbert Lehmann in 1986 is based on petal colour and regrettably this does not give a good lead. Because of the long peduncle I would put it in the T. incarnata complex. But then the trend in Germany of doing hybridising starting in the 1990's without recording, identifying, or registering makes me wonder if this may be linked to this. (Sent: email@example.com)
- Identification (5508): Charles Dills (2010-02-28) =Charles Dills - Thank you.
Yes, it surely is red!
- Identification (5503): Eric Gouda (2010-02-28) =Tillandsia latifolia - probably a depauperate inflorescence of one of the several T.latifolia forms (Sent: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Addit.Note (5503): Peter Tristram (2010-03-01) - Is it from wild stock, Uwe? The cynical UD might be right if not! How stiff is the foliage? Pity it wasn't in bloom last September. A red flowering guelzii/pucarensis! Peter (Sent: email@example.com)
- Identification (5503): walter till (2010-03-01) =cf. T. geissei - OIf not a hybrid my guess is the Chilean T. geissei
- Identification (5503): Uwe (2010-03-11) =T. latifolia - I go for the "depauperate inflorescence of T. latifolia" since the leaves are very stiff and stout. I compared it with my T. latifolia and T. geissei and it will carry this name until it flowers again ... within the next 10 years I hope.