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Sep 19, 2015 12:56 AM CST
Name: Myriam Vandenberghe
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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Sep 19, 2015 4:24 AM CST
Name: Myriam Vandenberghe
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
Bee Lover Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Frogs and Toads Ferns I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Maybe Vriesea geniculata after blooming.?
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Sep 26, 2015 6:56 PM CST
Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
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Wow! The only ones I know that get that big are the Alcantarea genus.
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Sep 26, 2015 11:24 PM CST
Name: Myriam Vandenberghe
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
Bee Lover Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Frogs and Toads Ferns I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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That looks like the correct genus Melanie! Thumbs up Thanks! Yes, it was very big and impressive!
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Sep 26, 2015 11:46 PM CST
Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
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Region: Florida Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Salvias
I saw one at a bromeliad show that was almost that tall. It went right up to the ceiling!
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Sep 27, 2015 1:00 AM CST
Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
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Region: Florida Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Salvias
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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Sep 27, 2015 1:20 AM CST
Name: Myriam Vandenberghe
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
Bee Lover Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Frogs and Toads Ferns I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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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...
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Sep 27, 2015 5:23 AM CST
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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Impressive Vriesea!

Alcantarea imperialis is a synonym of Vriesea imperialis ..

http://www.theplantlist.org/tp...

Pics from Brazilian sites ..

http://sites.unicentro.br/wp/m...

http://pro.casa.abril.com.br/g...

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

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Sep 27, 2015 10:35 AM CST
Name: Myriam Vandenberghe
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
Bee Lover Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Frogs and Toads Ferns I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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That must be the one Janet! Really forgot I already had a pic of the Rubra version on the database! Rolling my eyes.
I'm terrible in storing plant names in my memory, more so when they are non-familiar plant species! Hilarious!
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Sep 27, 2015 1:26 PM CST
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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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
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Sep 28, 2015 12:46 AM CST
Name: Myriam Vandenberghe
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
Bee Lover Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Frogs and Toads Ferns I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Charter ATP Member Cat Lover Birds Plant Identifier
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?
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Sep 28, 2015 5:39 AM CST
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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I think the stem would lengthen with age Myriam, they do look to be the same species.
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Sep 28, 2015 6:44 AM CST
Name: Myriam Vandenberghe
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
Bee Lover Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Frogs and Toads Ferns I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Charter ATP Member Cat Lover Birds Plant Identifier
OK then, I'll mark this one as solved! Thumbs up
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