Plant ID forum: Any chance for an ID on this bromeliad

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Name: Ginger
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gingin
May 4, 2013 1:26 PM CST
and if not is there a "catch all" page where the pic can be added to the data base ???Thumb of 2013-05-04/gingin/33cbf8 Thumb of 2013-05-04/gingin/b697b3
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
May 4, 2013 6:46 PM CST
It looks like a Guzmania I once had but don't remember the cultivar name ... plant is long gone and the tag was long gone before the plant died.
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I couldn't find a general entry for Guzmania or even a general Bromeliad entry in the database. Sad
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JRsbugs
May 5, 2013 6:04 AM CST
Most likely a cultivar of Guzmania lingulata. It looks much like the photo on wiki of Guzmania lingulata var. minor,

Foliage grows in a star-shaped basal rosette which culminates in an orange and red bracted inflorescence. It is among the most commonly cultivated bromeliad types, with cultivars producing flowers in shades of maroon, red, orange, yellow or pink.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guzmania_lingulata

There's a very long list of Guzmania and named cultivars ..

http://www.fcbs.org/pictures/Guzmania.htm

Look for example at Estrella ..

http://fcbs.org/cgi-bin/dbman/db.cgi?db=photo&uid=default&ph...

The Guzmania lingulata has white-yellow flowers, sunk in the leaves, circundad by Red brattee. It is a virtually featureless shaft that does not exceed 30 cm in height. The leaves are a metallic green beautiful arched.

It is commonly called Scarlet star


http://www.elicriso.it/es/como_cultivar/guzmania/
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
May 6, 2013 2:13 PM CST
Thanks...guess I'll just enjoy it and not worry about adding it I tip my hat to you.
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