Plant ID forum: (Neoregelia chlorosticta); gorgeous Brazilian Bromeliad.

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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Dec 13, 2011 1:34 AM CST
These really had very striking patched colours, they were big sized too, unfortunately none of them were blooming.
The pictures are from several plants I brought together thinking they are the same species.
Location: rainforest Paraty-Brazil
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This one was taken in another area on higher elevation (mountainous and cooler) in Itamonte on my previous trip to Brazil in 2004
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Dec 13, 2011 10:56 AM CST
The spotty one looks like Neoregelia chlorosticta! I thought it could be Neoregelia and chose this species first to search amongst the many species in Brazil because of the species name!

http://vivquarry.com/ivopenna/2008/generos/Neoregelia/Neoreg...
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Dec 13, 2011 10:58 AM CST
On the link it is a var. "N. sarmentosa var. chlorosticta"

Another pic..

http://www.bromelien.net/viewtopic.php?t=1278
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Dec 13, 2011 11:52 AM CST
You found it Janet! Thumbs up It is this one for sure! The picture in the German site seem to be of a much smaller species or hybrid,, it says around 25cm diameter, the ones in Brazil were giants in comparison!
Thanks a bunch!
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Dec 13, 2011 12:08 PM CST
I guess they grow bigger in a tropical climate Myriam. Hilarious!
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Dec 13, 2011 1:54 PM CST
OK, that sounds logic! Hilarious!

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