Unidentified plant. Is it Tillandsia or Vriesea ?

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Unidentified plant. Is it Tillandsia or Vriesea ?

Beitrag von SSairplants » Samstag, 15 März 2008, 13:38

Hi All,

This plant I got from Peru 3 years ago. And It has no name. Untill lately it just flowered. But still I can't find the name. As I thought I was look like Vr.blacayana. But the colors of bract and petal are different. My plant has only lime-green color. If anyone has got this same plant and you know the name please let me know. It would be very helpful.

Thank you very much.
Seth.

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Beitrag von Timm Stolten » Samstag, 15 März 2008, 19:19

Hi Seth,

that is a tricky one.
When it comes to those greyish Vrieseas, I do have some species,
but they do not flower very often. So it is hard to tell.
I tend more to Vriesea:
You can tell Vriesea and Tillandsia apart if you open a flower and check,
if each petal at the bottom has a little appendix looking like a tongue
as you can see here at this Vriesea rothii.

If there is a tongue (called ligulae), it is a Vriesea.

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Beitrag von SSairplants » Samstag, 15 März 2008, 19:37

Ahhh thanks very much Timm. That helps a lot :D. I only know that Tillandsia petals are separated freely from each other. But now I know how to identify Vriesea. Very great informations.

Thanks again :)
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Beitrag von Lieselotte Hromadnik » Sonntag, 16 März 2008, 18:53

I suppose this plant has been described in 1983 by Pof. Werner Rauh as Vriesea curvispica.
L.H.

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Beitrag von Lieselotte Hromadnik » Sonntag, 16 März 2008, 18:55

Post scriptum : Vriesea (now Tillandsia ???) curvispica comes from Balsas, Northern Peru.
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Beitrag von SSairplants » Montag, 17 März 2008, 13:40

Lieselotte Hromadnik hat geschrieben:Post scriptum : Vriesea (now Tillandsia ???) curvispica comes from Balsas, Northern Peru.
L.H.


Hi Lieselotte,

Thanks for the informations. I still can't find the name curvispica. Do you have any link of it so I can compare them.

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Beitrag von Lieselotte Hromadnik » Mittwoch, 19 März 2008, 19:19

Hi Seth,
description of Vriesea curvispica Rauh in Bromelienstudien XIII of 1983. I will send a mail with the scan of the pictures on page 54.
Lieselotte.

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