Plant ID forum: Anyone recognize this Bromeliad?

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Feb 11, 2016 9:24 PM CST
Anyone recognize this one? No spines along leaf margins. I'm thinking Guzmania of some sort; found one similar: Tufted Airplant (Guzmania conifera) but my eyes aren't that great so I'm not sure. More photos of G. conifera for comparison: http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=guzmania+conifera&qpvt=G...

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Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
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terrafirma
Feb 13, 2016 9:20 PM CST
I was at Home Depot today, and they had a table full of these Broms. All of them said simply Guzmania. Unless the grower knows for sure, I don't think there is any possibility of an exact "name". For sure 'Guzmania', but more than that???? Very questionable.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Feb 13, 2016 9:35 PM CST
Thanks Tara! When I purchased it, there was no label and after googling and looking at hundreds of different Brom pictures I narrowed it down to Guzmania ... and after looking at many Guzmania photos, the only one the bloom shape and color resembles is G. conifera. I'm just labeling it as Guzmania since I have no way of knowing for sure.
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