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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Jun 30, 2017 11:04 AM CST
This is the correct, accepted name: Bromeliad (Alcantarea imperialis)

The two cultivar's below are the ones in question, listed as Genus Alcantarea which is a synonym:

Bromeliad (Alcantarea imperialis 'Rubra') Shouldn't it read:
Vriesea imperialis 'Rubra'

Bromeliad (Alcantarea imperialis 'Julieta') Shouldn't it read:
Vriesea imperalis 'Julieta'
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Jun 30, 2017 12:43 PM CST

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As displayed Alcantarea is being used as a common name (not italicized) for these two plants and is probably leftover from when Alcantarea imperialis was the accepted name.Feel free to propose whatever edits to the common name field you feel appropriate.
Evan
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Jun 30, 2017 12:46 PM CST

Plants Admin

Unless someone just fixed them, I don't see the problem. Are you confused by the use of "Alcantarea" as the common name?
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Jun 30, 2017 12:49 PM CST

Plants Admin

Cross-posted with Evan-on-the-spot. Smiling
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jun 30, 2017 12:58 PM CST
Evan and Zuzu, *Blush* Yep, this old gal's eyesight was just confused ... I'll blame it on the cataracts that I still haven't gotten around to having removed! Rolling on the floor laughing

I will add Bromeliad as a common name to the entries.
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Jun 30, 2017 1:34 PM CST

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Get it done, Lin. I had double cataract surgery 7 months ago and it might be the best thing that's ever happened to me.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Jun 30, 2017 3:14 PM CST
zuzu, I really do need to get it done soon! I dislike the sole optometrist at the practice that I went to last year after we moved here but I haven't met either of the ophthalmologists in the practice yet. The optometrist gave me a RX for distance glasses but they've not worked at all. My right eye is especially bad but I'm planning on having the cataracts on both eyes removed at the same time instead of having to go back for the second. I know many who've had cataract surgery and it's made a tremendous difference in their eyesight, I just need to stop being so lazy and call and see if I can schedule an appointment directly with one of the ophthalmologists soon! My older sister had her cataracts removed there a year ago and really liked the doctor/surgeon a lot. He'd been practicing in this county for many years but recently retired. There are two or three others who are well recommended so I'm sure I'll be able to get in to see one of them.
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Jul 7, 2017 11:14 PM CST
Good luck Lin! Eyesight is just so important.
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