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« on: December 27, 2011, 04:43:57 »

Hi everyone,

I'm trying to find out the ID of this particular plant and I would appreciate any help I can get.

I was given a pup of this plant some years ago and it's only just now flowering. Last year I put it in the garden after giving up on trying to get it to flower for me in a pot.

It was originally given to me by an old bloke (93) from the far South Coast of NSW. He didn't know the name but just said he had owned for many years and it was one of his "early ones".

No one recognises it locally so I thought it's time I turned to the experts for help.
 
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Thanks in advance.

All the best, Nev.
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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2011, 10:03:39 »

Nev,

I don't know but it looks like a platynema type flower.

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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2011, 19:38:22 »

Hi everyone,

Rick - I just realised I should have included some shots of the foliage which may make the ID job a bit easier, so here goes!

All the best, Nev.


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« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2011, 20:11:51 »

Looks like some form of Vr. platynema to me too, Nev.  Not platynema v. variegata, but I don't know the names of the other forms. 
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« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2011, 12:11:49 »

Nev,

I'm pretty sure that I'm growing this one, I got mine unnamed from Sunshine.

I believe that it is Vr saundersii x platynema - have a look at Richard's photo on GW.

http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/bromeliad/msg0421341431740.html

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« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2011, 12:48:05 »

Hello Nev

Rick your way off the track there, but do remind me of that one next March.

Nev, I've had a look around I think your plant may be Vr. platynema var. variegata  x  schwackeana which is an unregistered hybrid we have here named as Vr. Red Lance.

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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2012, 10:17:40 »

PB,

I missed your reply about this one over the XMas period.

I'll try and remind you next time I visit.

Cheers,

Rick
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