Plant ID forum: Billbergia ID Help, Please.......

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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Feb 14, 2012 11:10 AM CST
This guy would like a name......

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TIA..........
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Feb 14, 2012 11:25 AM CST
Billbergia for sure, but which one! There's a lot of species and hybrids, yours looks a little like Billbergia x windii so probably has similar parentage.

Here's a list to browse through.. the leaves on yours are broad and without spines which might help.

http://fcbs.org/pictures/Billbergia.htm#w1
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Feb 14, 2012 11:36 AM CST
I found a Billbergia cultivar register, have fun! Hilarious!

Alegria looks close but the flowers on yours have all purple tepals.

http://registry.bsi.org/?genus=BILLBERGIA&id=675#675
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Feb 14, 2012 12:15 PM CST
Thanks....billbergia I knew, but as you say....which?...lol.
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"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Feb 14, 2012 1:51 PM CST
I call this one Queen's Tears. Proper name..no clue except for the billbergia part
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Feb 14, 2012 2:03 PM CST
The Billbergia I know as "Queens Tears" is B. nutans: Queen's Tears (Billbergia nutans) but that common name very well be for all Billbergia.
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Feb 14, 2012 2:20 PM CST
Yes, this one seems different from the large form of 'Queen's Tears' that I have. This is the large one I've always known as 'Queen's Tears' and I have the smaller form that I've known as 'Queen's Tears' also. I have a couple of these poor neglected guys that have been sitting in the same spot since we moved in here 15 years ago...in the same wooden tub even... and I'm pulling them over to the house today to clean them up and give them more love...lol..



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I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Feb 14, 2012 2:26 PM CST
Oops...that second pic is the blurry one...and it's the small form of 'Queen's Tears' that I have. The one I'm looking to ID has darker green leaves with horizontal silvery markings. I suppose there are tons of slightly different ones. He was given to me about 20-25 years ago...and has been in that same clay pot all that time.I think it's time he deserves a new, larger pot, huh?
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."

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