Plant ID forum: Imperial Bromeliad (Vriesea imperialis)

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Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Sep 19, 2015 12:56 AM CST
Photographed in Rio de Janeiro..


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bonitin
Sep 19, 2015 4:24 AM CST
Maybe Vriesea geniculata after blooming.?
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mellielong
Sep 26, 2015 6:56 PM CST
Wow! The only ones I know that get that big are the Alcantarea genus.
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Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Sep 26, 2015 11:24 PM CST
That looks like the correct genus Melanie! Thumbs up Thanks! Yes, it was very big and impressive!
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mellielong
Sep 26, 2015 11:46 PM CST
I saw one at a bromeliad show that was almost that tall. It went right up to the ceiling!
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Name: Melanie Long
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mellielong
Sep 27, 2015 1:00 AM CST
I was looking and it appears some people use Vriesea as the genus name while others use Alcantarea. I'm used to seeing it as Alcantarea but our plant database tends to use Vriesea. Just something to be aware of. Thanks for the acorn!
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Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Sep 27, 2015 1:20 AM CST
I think it could be Vriesea imperialis, because of its giant size, it seems to have different colour variations..
https://www.google.be/search?q=Vriesea+geniculata&rlz=1C1CHW...
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Sep 27, 2015 5:23 AM CST
Impressive Vriesea!

Alcantarea imperialis is a synonym of Vriesea imperialis ..

http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-218485

Pics from Brazilian sites ..

http://sites.unicentro.br/wp/manejoflorestal/9699-2/

http://pro.casa.abril.com.br/group/produtoresecolecionadores...

You have a photo of the leaves on ATP Myriam ..



Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Sep 27, 2015 10:35 AM CST
That must be the one Janet! Really forgot I already had a pic of the Rubra version on the database! Rolling my eyes.
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JRsbugs
Sep 27, 2015 1:26 PM CST
It does look the same apart from the ruby colouring, but the flowering one appears to be a different plant to the one you put here before? The stem looks shorter, and the location looks different even though both have similar cobbles around the base, the one on ATP has water behind it.

I found that photo on google. nodding
Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Sep 28, 2015 12:46 AM CST
I found that photo on google. nodding

Ah, I thought you had found it searching our database! Hilarious!
Different plants and different locations, yes! The Ruby one was photographed in the Botanical Garden of Rio de Janeiro, while the one I posted here was in town.
True the stem on this one looks shorter than the other..but I think this varies? Could there be another one of these huge proportions?
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Sep 28, 2015 5:39 AM CST
I think the stem would lengthen with age Myriam, they do look to be the same species.
Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Sep 28, 2015 6:44 AM CST
OK then, I'll mark this one as solved! Thumbs up

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