Plant ID forum: Aloe maybe?

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jmorth
Feb 26, 2013 6:44 PM CST

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plantladylin
Feb 26, 2013 6:50 PM CST
Not sure but it looks like a Bromeliad bloom to me.
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plantladylin
Feb 26, 2013 6:52 PM CST
I knew that flower looked familiar. It is a bromeliad.

Aechmea gamosepala:
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plantladylin
Feb 26, 2013 6:54 PM CST
Well, I'm not real great at comparing pictures but I think that's it, commonly called "Matchstick Plant": Matchstick Plant (Aechmea gamosepala)
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jmorth
Feb 26, 2013 6:55 PM CST
that's conceivable...matter of fact I now remember in that set of pics (from MOBOT) there's some tree-dwellers. Any idea as to the species?

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jmorth
Feb 26, 2013 6:58 PM CST
Those definitely resemble some old matchsticks.
Thanks Lin.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Feb 26, 2013 6:58 PM CST
Genus: Aechmea
Species: gamosepla

I think.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Feb 26, 2013 6:59 PM CST
You are welcome! Sorry about all the different posts ... listening to a basketball game on the internet and going back and forth from B'ball to plants! Green Grin!
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