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Author Topic: Help in identifying Pitcairneas from Ecuadorian cloudforest  (Read 487 times)
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« on: October 28, 2011, 07:31:22 »

These are from the Santa Lucia cloud forest, on trails at 1600 to 2000 meters.

P. flammea maybe? :
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P nigra, I suspect.  We saw several of different flowersize.  I understand from reading volume 2 of Manzanares's book that P. nigra nigra has a smaller inflorescens.  On the "trail", I saw all sizes between the large form and the nigra nigra smaller form.
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Any ideas what this Pitcairnia is?  Is it just a different nigra?
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Any help or confimation would be appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2011, 08:44:18 »

Hi Scott

Nice pix. You've got nigra right. The first one won't be flammea, it is a Brasillian thing from across the continent.
A great site for getting stuff ID'd is the Flora Pix website. I'd suggest posting it there for someone who knows what they are talking about to give you their opinion.http://botu07.bio.uu.nl/Tropical/index.php?gal=brom

cheers Bruce
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2011, 05:13:14 »

Thanks Bruce.  I checked the data base from your link.  That's a great site, but it didn't have a pic of "my" red Pitcairnea.
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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2011, 20:51:38 »

Hi everyone,

Scott - If you join up and post a pic of your plant on the site together with request for ID, you should be able to get it identified.

I did it with one of my plants and got a surprisingly fast response.

All the best Nev.
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