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« on: May 13, 2012, 09:33:04 »


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this is one we got that clearly has some different parentage, or maybe even a species??  any ideas what might be in it?  Unlike the others, it has a matte finish, not shiny at all.  thanks

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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2012, 11:21:24 »

This could be a Vr. ospinae var. gruberi .  Undecided
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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2012, 12:00:30 »

I agree, matte finish one looks like Vr. ospinae v. gruberi.  The one to its right is most likely Guz. musaica. 
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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2012, 12:27:44 »

Guz musaica usually has many fewer leaves than  a Vriesea , not got this sp. atm but it usually pups well and on long stolons , a dead giveaway that it is not a foliage Vr.
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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2012, 23:20:48 »

Hi Mike - Yes it's a Vr. Ospinae Gruberi from me as well.

I never realised there were so many different clones around until I read a post started by Paul on the "original" Garden Web Bromeliad Forums:
http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/bromeliad/msg0203484418610.html

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« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2012, 23:46:34 »

Mike, musaica is probably gonna give you fits where you live, so don't get bummed if it doesn't last.
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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2012, 00:24:08 »

Mike, musaica is probably gonna give you fits where you live, so don't get bummed if it doesn't last.

thanks much, for all the input.

Re above, what does musaica like, humid, heat cool etc>
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« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2012, 18:50:09 »

Mike, musaica is probably gonna give you fits where you live, so don't get bummed if it doesn't last.

Will grow it in our shower, maybe it will work!

Curious now re G lindenii - is that not in cultivation.  I seen Rauh says it is almost same as musaica absent inflorescence.  Is it easier than he suggests to distinguish lindenii and musaica. ?

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« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2012, 19:29:46 »

Guz. musaica seems happiest grown epiphytically in a tropical location.  Warmth and humidity, but also good air circulation are key.  Its stoloniferous habit should give you a clue, most broms with aerial stolons are adapted to epiphytism.  I've never seen it looking completely happy in a pot. 

I'm not sure what Rauh was smoking.  As far as I know, G. lindenii doesn't have long stolons.  Also it's a bigger plant overall, the leaves are longer, narrower and more pointed than G. musaica, and it has a fair amount of white in the patterning, whereas musaica is green and black.  But other than that (and the inflorescence).....    Roll Eyes 
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