Plant Database forum: Bromeliads

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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
May 12, 2014 2:34 AM CST
I wonder where I could post my Bromeliad photos from the rainforest which is very rich in Bromeliaceae.
Most of them will be near to impossible to identify, maybe the ones which were blooming, but as they usually grow so high up in the forest canopy, taking details of flowers was impossible, many were not blooming, often they grow in dense communities of different species on the same branch.

Many of them I think are Neoregelia sp. But the area where I was, has 56 !!!!sps of that genus alone! Very often photo material cannot be found on the web, it is frustrating.

Do you think a parent page for Bromeliaceae is a good idea?
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
May 12, 2014 1:11 PM CST

Plants Admin

It's possible to create a parent page which includes multiple genera. It looks like there are 50 - 60 genera in the Bromeliaceae. Would it be appropriate to have them all covered by the same parent plant?
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
May 12, 2014 4:00 PM CST
Yes, I can see now Kent, it wouldn't be a good idea, you're right!
In fact it was a stupid idea of me thinking it over! Rolling my eyes.
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
May 12, 2014 4:25 PM CST

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Oh no! That wasn't the intent of my post at all.

I know almost nothing about bromeliads, so that was real question. Is it appropriate to put all those genera together? I was hoping someone with more knowledge would come and say 'yeah, they should all be together' or 'no, the tillandsias need to be separate' or something like that.

My apologies if my post came across as dismissive, Myriam.
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member Ferns Native Plants and Wildflowers Cat Lover Birds Bee Lover
Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Frogs and Toads Plant Identifier
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bonitin
May 12, 2014 4:50 PM CST
Oh don't worry Kent! Your post really didn't came over as dismissive, I don't feel offended, and like you I know as good as nothing about that huge family of the Bromeliaceae and I got desperate trying to id species I found in the wild because I have no basic knowledge to start from.. Hilarious!

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