Plant ID forum: Neoregelia 'Andromeda' or Neoregelia 'Sarasota Sunday'; for confirmation

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Name: Arielle
Florida (Zone 9b)
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akatarina
May 4, 2015 9:37 AM CST
Hello Everyone!

I've been wanting to add this photo to the plant database, but I'm not quite sure what kind of bromeliad it is! I believe it's a kind of neoregelia, but the genus is so diverse!

I took the picture at the Marie Selby Botanical gardens in Sarasota, FL.

Let me know if it looks familiar to you :)


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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
May 4, 2015 9:50 AM CST
That sure is a beauty. Thumbs up
I'm only guessing here:
Vriesea 'Hawaiian Rainbow'

Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
May 4, 2015 11:48 AM CST
This link has Vriesea species and cultivar names with links to images.

http://www.fcbs.org/pictures/Vriesea.htm#hybrids

This is from the Marie Selby BG Bromeliad research program perhaps it will be helpful

http://selby.org/wp-content/uploads/Bromeliad_Binomial_List_...
Name: Arielle
Florida (Zone 9b)
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akatarina
May 4, 2015 12:48 PM CST
Thanks for the tips you guys!

I was looking through the MS list earlier, but there are hundreds of names! I might have some good luck with the other list you posted though because there are pictures with each name.

Moral of the story; I should take pictures of the identification tags of any botanical garden plants I photograph so I have their names :P
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
May 4, 2015 1:15 PM CST
You can use the MSBG link to maybe get an e-mail address and send the picture and ID request directly to them. I do apologize, I thought I included the B Noregelia species/cultivar link also.

http://www.fcbs.org/pictures/Neo.htm
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
May 4, 2015 1:17 PM CST
I have taken photos of plant labels only to find them too out of focus to read when I got home.
May be better to jot the info in a little notebook with a reference to the # of the photo.
(I have a lifetime stack of photos and still can't tell which child is which; look at me trying to tell someone what to do. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing )
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
May 4, 2015 5:05 PM CST
It sure is a beauty! My first thought was Neoregelia which have teeth along the leaf margins; I don't think Vriesea have the teeth but I can't remember for sure. So many Brom's look alike to me and I have difficulty telling a Vriesea from a Neo. from a Guzmania. Rolling on the floor laughing

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Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
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Metrosideros
May 5, 2015 8:04 AM CST
Certainly a type of Neoregelia carolinae 'Tricolor', Striped Blushing Neoregelia.

Haven't seen one with the spotted blushing.

Vriesea have sword-like spikes.
Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
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Metrosideros
May 5, 2015 8:23 AM CST
Maybe something like Neoregelia carolinae f.tricolor x concentrica.
Name: Arielle
Florida (Zone 9b)
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akatarina
May 5, 2015 8:54 AM CST
I agree! I can't find any pictures online with splotches! I might have to email the botanical garden :p
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
May 5, 2015 9:18 AM CST
Shrug! I'm still guessing and searching...

On page 47 of this Selby pdf:
http://selby.org/wp-content/uploads/Bromeliad_Binomial_List_...

26- 22 Neoregelia carolinae (Beer) L B Smith ii forma tricolor (M B Foster) m B Foster ex L

The search result here:
http://fcbs.org/cgi-bin/dbman/db.cgi?db=species&uid=default&...
Lists the plant as 26-22.002 but there is no photo available.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
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Name: Arielle
Florida (Zone 9b)
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akatarina
May 5, 2015 11:34 AM CST
Ahh, so close! :p Thanks for searching with me. I just thinkt it's so interesting and want to know what its name is!

Usually I keep searching for something until I find it (it's almost like a fun puzzle or a hunt!) but there's just so many varieties and not enough pictures out there. I finally emailed the peeps over at Marie Selby, and they responded and said that they will ID it for me. Mystery almost solved!
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
May 5, 2015 3:38 PM CST
Too cool...my Mom used to say..."When in doubt, ask.." But that was usually when we wanted to do something... Whistling
Name: Arielle
Florida (Zone 9b)
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akatarina
May 11, 2015 8:22 AM CST
I think it might be a Neoregelia 'Andromeda' or Neoregelia 'Sarasota Sunday'.

Still not 100% sure and am waiting to hear back from Marie Selby. Might need to poke them again :p

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