Plant ID forum: Brazilian Bromeliad..

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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Jul 16, 2015 8:24 AM CST
In the wild, Rio de Janeiro state (south-east of Brazil). anyone has an idea? Smiling
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Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
Live in a rainforest, get wet feet.
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Metrosideros
Jul 18, 2015 6:16 AM CST
The flower spike makes it look like a type of Vriesea.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vriesea
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member Ferns Native Plants and Wildflowers Cat Lover Birds Bee Lover
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bonitin
Jul 18, 2015 9:50 AM CST
Thanks Dave, could very well be a Vriesea sp
Wow there are 91 species recorded for the region! Blinking Hilarious!
http://floradobrasil.jbrj.gov.br/jabot/listaBrasil/ConsultaP...
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
Sep 19, 2015 5:23 AM CST
I think it could be Vriesea ensiformis, there are many varieties occurring, mine isn't very colourful.. Rolling my eyes.
http://vivquarry.com/ivopenna/2008/generos/Vriesea1/Vriesea_...

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