Plant ID forum: Bromeliad (Nidularium billbergioides); Brazilian bromeliad in the wild

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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Sep 30, 2015 3:19 AM CST
Location: Atlantic Forest, Paraty, SE Brazil.
Growing in a shady spot..


Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Sep 30, 2015 3:45 AM CST
Maybe a Guzmania sp. ?
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Sep 30, 2015 3:47 AM CST
No, no Guzmania sps in that area..
http://floradobrasil.jbrj.gov....
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member Ferns Native Plants and Wildflowers Cat Lover Birds Bee Lover
Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Frogs and Toads Plant Identifier
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bonitin
Oct 5, 2015 3:57 AM CST
For sure a Canistropsis sp.
8 sps in the area:
http://floradobrasil.jbrj.gov....
Canistropsis billbergioides is a good candidate..still have to research the others..
https://www.google.be/search?q...
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member Ferns Native Plants and Wildflowers Cat Lover Birds Bee Lover
Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Frogs and Toads Plant Identifier
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bonitin
Oct 5, 2015 4:21 AM CST
It is Canistropsis billbergioides! Hurray!
which is now a synonym of Nidularium billbergioides.
[Last edited by bonitin - Oct 5, 2015 4:29 AM (+)]
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