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Author Topic: Guzmania or Vriesea , how to tell  (Read 315 times)
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Mike W
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« on: May 13, 2012, 09:44:47 »

Hi,

We got about five Vriesea hybrids, or so I thought.  Most there at seller's were not labelled, or just said Vriesea foliage hybrid.    here are some we got. 
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This one was labelled Vriesea mosaica.  I was surprised not to find it on FCBS, and then even more surprised to find Guzmania musaica.  A different one there labelled V mosaica had a flower, and it matched the G musaica plants.  BUt I am curious, absent an inflorescence, how can you tell Guz musaica is not a Vriesea??.  You are not allowed to view images.
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Here is the V mosaica one I saw before, presumably Guzmania musaica.

thanks Mike

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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2012, 10:47:17 »

Mike,

Guzmanias normally have red lines running lengthwise along the underside of the leaves.

Cheers,

Rick
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