Plant ID forum: Darn those photographers and bloggers!

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crittergarden
Nov 19, 2014 7:29 PM CST
Darn those photographers and bloggers who value only the aesthetic, not the BOTANNICAL NAMES!!!!
Anybody know the name of this uncaptioned air plant??


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Leftwood
Nov 19, 2014 10:09 PM CST
I'm not a bromeliad expert at all, but it looks like a regular Tillandsia ionantha.....

No clue what the tillandsia on the left is.
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greene
Nov 20, 2014 12:58 AM CST
Could you give us a link? Where did you find the photo?
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crittergarden
Nov 20, 2014 7:47 AM CST
What a beautiful dog, Greene!!!
I'll see if I can find the blog again.
But seriously, it's a decorating type of blog, not a garden blog.

Leftwood, it's the spectacular one with the red top that I'm wanting to find for purchase!
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crittergarden
Nov 20, 2014 7:51 AM CST
found the link:

http://elementsofalchemy.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/ive-been-fe...
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plantladylin
Nov 20, 2014 8:19 AM CST
Wow, that sure is pretty! I wonder if you could contact the blogger and ask if by chance he/she knows the name of that one?

It might be Air Plant (Tillandsia ionantha)
More images: https://www.google.com/search?q=Tillandsia+ionantha&biw=1347...

There are a few in the database that get that red coloration but don't seem to have that tight upright habit:
Air Plant (Tillandsia brachycaulos 'Miniata')
Air Plant (Tillandsia 'Sparkler')
Air Plant (Tillandsia setacea)
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greene
Nov 20, 2014 8:56 AM CST
Thanks for the link. (That blog sure is unfinished; very frustrating!)

Tillansia ionantha 'Rubra' or 'Fuego' look very close.
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crittergarden
Nov 20, 2014 9:37 AM CST
Thanks for the leads...
What I'd need to ask the blogger is the name and email address of the nursery where she took the picture.
And I'd have to join something I don't want to join just to ask the question.

Greene, I enjoy Pinterest, but this frustration comes up often. SOMEtimes with uncredited paintings, photos, but most often with plants.
I find them on Pinterest, click the picture to link to where the picture came from and NO INFO.

And DAMN IT I just noticed I misspelled "damn"!!!
Hilarious!
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greene
Nov 20, 2014 9:42 AM CST
Look at the comment section in the blog to find the name of the nursery; it's there.
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crittergarden
Nov 20, 2014 9:59 AM CST
greene said:Look at the comment section in the blog to find the name of the nursery; it's there.


THANK YOU!!!!!!!


AND I just realized I didn't misspell damn, either.
I had PGd myself with d-a-r-n!
Rolling on the floor laughing
Looked like dam to my failing eyes!
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Calif_Sue
Nov 20, 2014 5:29 PM CST

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And since the blog has the .au in the url, it's in Australia as is the nursery. Thumbs up Hopefully you can find something that looks close to it locally. nodding
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crittergarden
Nov 20, 2014 5:32 PM CST
I'm hoping for the botanical name so I can hunt.
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Moonhowl
Nov 20, 2014 6:11 PM CST
This link may have what you want. Tillandsia ionantha Fuego https://www.etsy.com/listing/106014773/tillandsia-ionantha-f...

http://plantoddities.com/cgi-bin/p/awtp-product-category.cgi...

http://plantoddities.com/cgi-bin/p/awtp-product.cgi?d=plant-...
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tarev
Nov 20, 2014 6:14 PM CST
When I lived in the Los Angeles area, we frequent this nursery..they specialize in tillandsias and other bromeliads.
http://www.rainforestflora.com/store/tillandsia/

Browse through and maybe you can find it. For me, I have to really see the plants, sometimes tilly's have certain grainy markings on the underside of the leaves or the leaf color is more grayish than green, which is not caught accurately on photos.
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crittergarden
Nov 20, 2014 6:51 PM CST
Thanks you guys!
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