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Author Topic: Here's my baby! Aechmea brevicollis  (Read 618 times)
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« on: November 28, 2013, 21:25:50 »

After many daydreams and fantasies of this plant I finally have it! Very Very Happy Grin Grin Grin Grin

Aechmea brevicollis and I did pay top dollar for it, but well worth it!

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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2013, 08:05:42 »

Congrats Conrad ! Always a cool feeling when you finally nab a wish-lister !
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Gnarly dude!


« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2013, 12:59:34 »

Nice pick-up Conrad but don't you think the mix is a little heavy?
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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2013, 15:53:26 »

Thanks Graykiwi and Gonz,

I will be limping through December with 1 leg and minus reproductive parts for the price I paid for that one (plus a few others I got at the same time). But it was well worth it. Soil mix just temporary for now, thanks for the concern. They arrived by post and I had to get them into a container and hydrated ASAP. I left work early to collect the babies.

Have a blessed festive season all!

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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2013, 20:46:10 »

brevicolis can be grown from seed, that is how I got my plants. I know some people have problems growing it from seed and it doesn't seem to put out more that two pups. So, I'd say that it rather hard to come by.
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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2013, 20:49:51 »

that is very different for sure!  is it the only Aechma with a base like that?  Mike
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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2013, 08:12:29 »

Hi Mike,

As far as my research has gone it seems like it is the only one. There are some in this sub-genus that I do not have photos of so there might be another one similar. Brevicollis fall into the sub-genus Lamprococcus. Here are its members:

Aechmea subg. Lamprococcus

Aechmea andersoniana Leme & H. Luther
Aechmea brevicollis L.B. Smith
Aechmea campanulata L.B. Smith
Aechmea capixabae L.B. Smith
Aechmea carvalhoi E. Pereira & Leme
Aechmea cathcartii C.F. Reed & R.W. Read
Aechmea corymbosa (Martius ex Schultes f.) Mez
Aechmea farinosa (Regel) L.B. Smith
Aechmea fulgens Brongniart
Aechmea glandulosa Leme
Aechmea miniata (Beer) hortus ex Baker
Aechmea pedicellata Leme & H. Luther
Aechmea podantha L.B. Smith
Aechmea racinae L.B. Smith
Aechmea victoriana L.B. Smith
Aechmea warasii E. Pereira
Aechmea weilbachii Didrichsen

If anyone has photos of the Underline species to forward to me I would be very happy!

Thanks Conrad.
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