6675 - Bromeliads (Garden) - 2011-07-09|
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Locality: Roaringwater Bay, SW Ireland
Photographer: Michael Prime
Note: My patch of Puya coerulea has been flowering for the first time, over the past 6 weeks. It is actually two separate plants that have grown together. Five years ago, it was two small separate plants. This species is much quicker to reach flowering size than Puya chilensis. The first photo shows the first spike emeging in May. (Sent: firstname.lastname@example.org)
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- Identification: Michael Prime (2012-10-31) =Puya coerulea var. coerulea
- These are Puya coerulea v. coerulea
Thanks to Derek Butcher for the key.
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- Note (6678): Eric Gouda (2012-10-31) - To change the title you need me, but I do not think this is P.coerulea at all. For example: Primary bracts like the upper scape-bracts, many times shorter than the branches; Floral bracts from ovate and exceeding the pedicels to lanceolate and much shorter; both not fitting here (Sent: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Note (6678): Dutch Vandervort (2012-10-31) - 30 years ago I grew what I thought was Puya coerulea v. coerulea. It was dainty compared to the plant shown here. Both leaves and inflorescence were finer. The floral scape was about the diameter of a pencil and the petals were such a dark blue that they appeared black. But then in 1980 or so what did Californians know about Puyas?