Plant ID forum: Brazil, Atlantic Forest, Bromeliad, Aechmea sp.

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Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Mar 29, 2017 6:54 AM CST
Aechmea blanchetiana maybe? The leaves though are so pointed unlike the rounded tipped leaves I see on the web of the species.
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Mar 29, 2017 6:28 PM CST
I don't think it's A. blanchetiana
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 29, 2017 6:45 PM CST
A list of Bromeliads of Brazil: http://bromeliad.nl/encycloped...

Bloom photo, A. leptantha:
http://bromeliad.nl/encycloped...

I wonder if it could be Aechmea leptantha?


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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Mar 30, 2017 12:50 AM CST
Thanks lin, A.leptantha is not listed in the Flora do Brasil for the region, nor is A. blanchetiana.
There are 32 Aechmea sps in the Rio de Janeiro state.
http://floradobrasil.jbrj.gov....
I searched all of them, many of which I couldn't find any documentation of.
Not even sure now it is an Aechmea sp. Rolling my eyes.
The Atlantic Forest is literally crowded with Bromeliads everywhere you look, kind of frustrating I even have not a basic knowledge of that huge family.
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Mar 30, 2017 5:50 AM CST
My eyes aren't the best at comparing photos; first I thought Aechmea, then I thought the leaves and bloom spike looked like Alcantarea lurida or Alcantarea nigripetala as shown on this page: http://fcbs.org/cgi-bin/dbman/... but I just can't seem to find an exact match.
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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Mar 30, 2017 12:55 PM CST
Thanks Lin, I didn't find a match either in the Alcantarea genus..

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