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« on: September 28, 2014, 05:10:27 »

Hi - just sharing a photo of a flowering Billbergia from the garden today.

It was not labelled when I picked it up from some markets, but I always thought it was Billbergia 'Muriel Waterman'. If there are any other ideas let me know.

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Sorry - I don't know why the photo is rotated as the original image is not.


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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2014, 08:10:18 »

Hi all, Dan, that's rotating ! ha ha-somebody had to say that Yes looks like Bil  'Muriel Waterman' to me but better if we can see the whole plant.
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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2014, 09:32:34 »

Hi everyone.

Dan - It's good to see another Aussie posting here as there aren't a lot of us posting on this forum. I'm sure there are more watching, but just not posting.

I'm not much good at identifying plants, especially Bill's, so I'm posting some pic's of my Bill. Muriel Waterman for comparison.

I needed a couple of pic's in a hurry on the day I took these and the as it was pouring rain, the only suitable place I could take the pic. was in the garage. Unfortunately,I had to hang it from a hook in the ceiling to get a clear shot of the flowers and the underside of the foliage so I apologise for the plastic hanger and the glare from the flash.

All the best, Nev.

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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2014, 22:09:12 »

Hi everyone.

I thought I'd post a picture of an interesting Bill. hybrid I've had for a few years now. It is hybrid made by Allan Ladd of N.S.W. and is Bill. pyramidalis concolor x 'Windigig Special'. In my opinion it is similar to Muriel Waterman in as much as it is more appreciated if viewed from below.

Although the underside of the leaves are beautifully marked with silvery banding on a burgundy background, the unexpected surprise is the pyramidalis type inflorescence.

Although it's one of my favourite Bill's it does have a drawback; it is quite cold sensitive and marks easily if not protected during winter.

Bill. pyramidalis concolor x 'Windigig Special'.

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« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2014, 12:24:46 »

Thanks for the responses. I think Muriel Waterman is right.

That  Bill. pyramidalis concolor x 'Windigig Special' is interesting.
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Gnarly dude!


« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2014, 23:54:31 »

Nice plant there Nev!
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