Plant ID forum: Bromeliad (Guzmania 'Rana')

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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Nov 29, 2011 12:27 PM CST
It didn't come with an ID. Sad It's the same one in my current avatar.


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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Nov 29, 2011 1:37 PM CST
That's a difficult call! Hilarious!

Check out some of the red ones on this grower's site.. then look at the third one where it says "Guzmania Marjan, Ostara, Rana & Vr. Splenreit"

Guzmania Rana seems to fit both in flower and leaf.

http://morningdewtropical.com/gallery.php?cid=18&l=B

http://www.tropicopia.com/tropicopia/house-plant/detail.np/d...

http://www.plant-care.com/bromeliad-guzmania-rana-growing-re...

http://www.dutch-creations.nl/en/1960/product/guzmania-rana-...

http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archivo:Guzmania_Hybrid_Rana_Or...

Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Nov 29, 2011 1:49 PM CST
Thanks, Janet. I thought yesterday that it might be 'Rana' but just wasn't sure. I'm going to go check out your links.
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Nov 29, 2011 2:23 PM CST
It's a match for the picture of 'Rana' with Fall coloration on the Morning Dew Tropicals site. Hurray! I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Nov 29, 2011 3:20 PM CST
Even the yellow section on the stem fits! Yes it's a good match! Green Grin!
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SongofJoy
Nov 29, 2011 3:40 PM CST
That's what was stumping me about whether it was 'Rana' ... some of the photos didn't show much, if any, yellow on the stem. But it appears to be more of a seasonal coloration and more pronounced at different times of the year. Thanks again, Janet. Much appreciated.
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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Nov 29, 2011 4:11 PM CST
I see these at my favorite nurseries but didn't think they were name cultivars.......are they?
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How about this one?
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And this one?
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One more?
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JRsbugs
Nov 29, 2011 4:28 PM CST
They probably are named cultivars Paul, check them out at this grower's site.. but it might be very difficult to say which they are.

http://morningdewtropical.com/gallery.php?cid=18&l=B
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Nov 29, 2011 4:28 PM CST
They probably are named cultivars. Not the same cultivars but the first three are Guzmanias, the fourth picture is a Vriesea, and the fifth I can't see enough of the plant to tell. The last one could be a couple of different Bromeliads but the flower is what makes for a positive ID. It's probably a Vriesea too but might be Aechmea or one of the others. Love the striped foilage on that one. Lovey dubby
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