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« on: April 23, 2012, 02:29:05 »

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Just got this, and based on the posts I have seen, I gather you need a flower??  anyways, can you confirm it is a Portea.  Not sure what the other is, Aechmea??
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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2012, 13:10:48 »

Mike,

It looks like a Portea to me, possibly one of the petropolitana varieties a flower will help.

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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2012, 19:05:32 »

Thanks Rick,

Here is an out of focus pic of the expired bloom of the second one.  Is that enough to say it is Quesnelia, not Aechmea. 
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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2012, 19:39:05 »

Kind of looks like one of the forms of Aechmea distichantha.  But can you get a better shot of it?  If it is a distichantha it will have little 'paddles' whereas a Quesnelia will have more of a pine cone arrangement.
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« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2012, 23:06:31 »

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This  pic is all I have of the Portea inflorescence, taken first time i saw it.
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Next two are the Quesnelia? based on cone inflorescence?



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« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2012, 00:36:46 »

Mike,

The top flower looks like a Portea, I'm not sure about the second one.

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« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2012, 02:27:55 »

Hi Guys

I'm for Ae. disticantha for the second one.

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« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2012, 12:36:26 »

I'd say the first one is Portea orthopoda and the second one is a Quesnelia.
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« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2012, 08:52:28 »

Hi Mike,

I'm not sure on the first one apart from it looking a very much like a Portea, but I'm with Andy and Ross on the second one.  The individual branches on that inflo look very good for Ae. distichantha.  Have a look at the pics on fcbs and see what you think.

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« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2012, 17:34:24 »

Yeah, try distichantha v. schlumbergeri...the branches are much more dense and I haven't seen any bloom in SoCal that as large of an inflo as the one pictured on FCBS, so don't be distracted by the size/length of that one.
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« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2012, 19:02:42 »

wwell, I was about to say I wasn't so sure about distichantha since it infl seems fairly lax, while tis one is tight.  but then it might be
schlumbergii. 

I don't know enough re difference between the two genera to rule out Quesnelia. IT has poointed sepals, does that point to Aechmea, not Quesnelia. 

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