Tillandsia identification

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pamira
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Tillandsia identification

Beitrag von pamira » Montag, 28 Mai 2007, 18:54

Please help me to identify this small plant.

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The leaves are very thin, gray and 18 cm long. First flower is just emerging and it is very dark blue.

Thanks!

Mira

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Beitrag von Dfcorin » Montag, 28 Mai 2007, 21:05

I cannot see the photo.
greetings,

Diego.

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Beitrag von Dfcorin » Dienstag, 29 Mai 2007, 17:49

Mira:

Could be Tillandsia juncea.

Greetings,

Diego.

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Beitrag von pamira » Dienstag, 29 Mai 2007, 19:30

No, Diego, I have T. juncea for several years and this plant is quite different. It is much smaller, and the leaves are thinner. Besides, they are the same color, the tips are not red even if plant is in the sun. The inflorescence was pink from the begining, about 3 months ago when it started to emerge. The plant is very small and fragile looking, but obviously mature.

Maybe T. pentasticha???

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Mira

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Beitrag von Timm Stolten » Dienstag, 29 Mai 2007, 19:53

Hi Mira,

your plant is confusing me a little bit.
Tillandsia juncea was my first bet too. But something seems to be not right.
It is not a Tillandsia pentasticha, that one has its leaves arranged in
distinctive 5 rows (penta=5, sticha= row).

Do you have any more details on that one ?
Where did you get it ?
And maybe, do you know its orgin ?

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Beitrag von SiCk » Dienstag, 29 Mai 2007, 21:28

damn..... i also tought it was T. juncea... Is it possible that this is an juncifolia ?!?! :?:

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Beitrag von Timm Stolten » Dienstag, 29 Mai 2007, 21:57

SiCk hat geschrieben:damn..... i also tought it was T. juncea... Is it possible that this is an juncifolia ?!?! :?:


Hi SiCk,,
Tillandsia juncifolia is an invalid name, a synonym to Tillandsia juncea.
Therefore Tillandsia juncifolia and Tillandsia juncea are simply the same.
See our BromWicki

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Beitrag von SiCk » Dienstag, 29 Mai 2007, 22:06

i tought juncifolia is the same plant, BUT a nother form, from another country (ecuador ? ) an that it looks a little bit different ?! i've also seen fotos and in my oppinion it doesn't look like juncea..

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Beitrag von pamira » Dienstag, 29 Mai 2007, 22:24

Thanks Timm, did not know about the 5 rows for pentasticha. Unfortunately, I do not know the origin of this plant. It came from Hungary, but the dealer is not willing to tell his sources...

What confuses me so much is that the plant has only few leaves. It is much like few pine needles, only a bit longer. One more photo, if it helps.

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The leaves are not wider near the base, and the base is not dark, or dry, as it sometime is with juncea. In fact, I have 2 juncea plants, the big one, and the smaller one that is usually named juncifolia - you already started discusion about that.

I allso have another of this unknown Tillandsa, it is even smaller than the first one, but has one pup. Here is the photo.

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Mira

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Beitrag von HEL » Freitag, 1 Juni 2007, 1:03

This also appears to be T. bartramii from Florida, Georgia and NE Mexico. HEL

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Beitrag von pamira » Freitag, 1 Juni 2007, 12:12

So, in the end, it is not T. juncea and it is not T. setacea!
Thanks HEL!

Mira

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Beitrag von SSairplants » Mittwoch, 11 Juli 2007, 14:54

Looks like T.bartramii. Could it be ?
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Beitrag von JPablo. » Dienstag, 24 Juli 2007, 18:01

Hi i`m new in this excelent forum.

In my opinion the plant in the photo is Tillandsia Juncea, the difference could be the origin of the plant, the climate its a very important factor to define the form of the plant.

Whats the origin of the plant ?

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Beitrag von pamira » Dienstag, 31 Juli 2007, 22:45

Hi Pablo!

In this case I disagree with you. It is T. bartramii. It could be T. simulata, but after reading this

http://fcbs.org/butcher/margaret/T_bart ... mulata.htm

I am now certain that my small plant is bartramii.

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Mira

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