Plant ID forum: Billbergia ID ?

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Name: mj
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mjsponies
Apr 27, 2016 4:43 AM CST
Just got one in a trade. Any ideas ? I looked at Billbergia amoena. Googled it first and came up w/ the amoena but the pic in the database isn't anything like it.
Quite tall.

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JRsbugs
Apr 27, 2016 5:18 AM CST
There's many Billbergia species and hybrids, can you get a closer shot of both a flower and the leaf margin?

Look at Billbergia porteana, from a distance it looks like that.

http://fcbs.org/cgi-bin/dbman/db.cgi?db=photo&uid=default&ph...

http://www.plantillustrations.org/illustration.php?id_illust...

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Billbergia+porteana&biw=10...
Name: mj
Central Florida
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mjsponies
Apr 27, 2016 6:40 AM CST
The pic is of the parent plant that I got my division from that she sent me. Figured it would be better to use it than the plant I received as it has the blooms on it. Mine is not flowering at the moment.
Billbergia porteana sure looks like a good bet tho !
Thank You!
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