Bromeliads forum: Help me identify some Bromeliads?

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Name: TK
Ontario, Canada (Zone 6b)
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Macrocentra
Jun 20, 2020 5:43 PM CST
I'm not entirely certain on the ID for three of my larger Bromeliads. Any thoughts?

#1: My second favorite, after my big Lutheria splendens.
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#2: Billbergia pyramidalis maybe?
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#3: Guzmania... lingulata?
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Name: Scott
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ScotTi
Jun 21, 2020 4:52 AM CST
#1 Looks like Vreisea 'Vogue'
#2 Any spines along leaf edge?
#3 Guzmania yes! G. Lingulata is definitely a possibility.
Name: Sherri
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sunkissed
Jun 21, 2020 5:14 AM CST
I agree with Scott on #1 I have that one, came with a tag. And on #3. I think #2 may be some kind of Guzmania, it isn't Billbergia pyramidalis, but at Bromeliad sales I"ve seen Guzmania with flower spikes like that.
Name: Sherri
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sunkissed
Jun 21, 2020 5:15 AM CST
Number two maybe Guzmania Conifera Shrug!
Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
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ScotTi
Jun 21, 2020 5:41 AM CST
Sherri, Looks like we are on the same page on the identity of #2.
The bright side of it not being a Billbergia is the flowering stage will last longer.
Name: Sherri
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sunkissed
Jun 21, 2020 6:23 AM CST
Oh so true, Guzmania have long lasting blooms. Thumbs up
Name: TK
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Macrocentra
Jun 21, 2020 10:09 AM CST
Thank you for the help!

No spines on #2. Smooth leaves. Smiling
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Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
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ScotTi
Jun 21, 2020 4:26 PM CST
Macrocentra said:Thank you for the help!

No spines on #2. Smooth leaves. Smiling


Definitely Guzmania.
Name: TK
Ontario, Canada (Zone 6b)
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Macrocentra
Jun 21, 2020 7:54 PM CST
What about this guy? It had a similar shaped bract as the Vogue, except all bright red with tiny yellow flowers. The top part of the bract dried a few months ago, but it seems content otherwise.
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Name: Sherri
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sunkissed
Jun 22, 2020 5:48 AM CST
If the flower bracts look like these I think they are Vriesea Carinata (Flaming Sword) . The yellow had a tag 'Annie' but the red had no tag. The yellow only gets a single bract, but the red gets a cluster of bracts like the Vogue does. There are several varieties.
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Name: TK
Ontario, Canada (Zone 6b)
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Macrocentra
Jun 22, 2020 10:28 AM CST
It looked a lot like that red one. Smiling
Mine was never as extravagant as that one, but quite similar.
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Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
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sunkissed
Jun 23, 2020 9:24 AM CST
There are red that get a single flower bract like the yellow I pictured. The blooms do last quite a long time, around 6 months.

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