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Author Topic: Pitcairnia imbricata  (Read 410 times)
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« on: October 12, 2011, 01:40:27 »

I was asked to try to find a name on this one as well.  I think it fits P. imbricata (from El Tuito, Jalisco, MX like the other one I showed blooming), but the pictures I've been able to find show P. imbricata with red bracts instead of green.  In the description in S&D says they should be green.  Is that simply variability the same way that P. heterophylla haves the red, orange, or white flowers over its huge range?

Overall it is a fairly underwhelming flower.  Nice, but not eye-catching.

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I'm in line for a pup when it gets divided, so I have some relatively instant gratification.  I think I have seeds from this same species from earlier this year.  Should be interesting to see if mine end up being green as well or if they will be the brighter red/orange.

Here is the species I saw this spring that I assume is the same.

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Check out all of the seeds.  When I pulled it down, I was completely showered with the seed and they stuck quite well as I was good and sweaty.  Hopefully I helped disperse some of its seeds around the forest that day.
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« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2011, 02:21:34 »

Looks a lot like wendlandii. Read this from the boys: http://botu07.bio.uu.nl/Brom-L/identification/cpd.php?casus=073

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