583 - Bromeliads (Garden) - 2008-07-03|
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Photographer: Malcolm McCorquodale
Note: Detail of flower spike for cacus 99, possible Hohenbergia correia-araujoi hybrid.
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- Note: Eric Gouda (2009-08-31) - Various notes from casus 99:
Malcolm McCorquodale | malcolm@HAL-PC.ORG | 02-07-2008 | The plant is about 2 feet tall, greenish leaves with spines, the scape is red, the floral bracts are a very pale green/grey. The inflorescence extends about a foot beyond the tip of the left-most leaf. | Hoh. corr-ar. x Aechmea chantini
Eric Gouda | firstname.lastname@example.org | 02-07-2008 | Malcom, interesting plant! Looks like Hohenbergia correia-araujoi from the first view. If you have a detail of the flower (spike), please load it in the gallery and I will put it in this identification case.
Harry Luther | hluther@SELBY.ORG | 03-07-2008 | Foliage color and conformation is unlike H. c-a leading me to believe there is an Aechmea in the woodshed.
Carlos Becker Amaral | email@example.com | 05-07-2008 | Hohenbergia correia-araujoi
Peter Tristram | ptristra@BIGPOND.NET.AU | 07-07-2008 | Dead ringer for that woodshed Ae to be chantinii, ie H corr-ar/A chant x.
Got it off Chester in the 90's.
Derek Butcher | tillands@SENET.COM.AU | 07-07-2008 | When in doubt check the data bases on http://fcbs.org. It is fun and sometimes you can come up with a name.To think all this sort of worry would be greatly reduced if hybridists registered their hybrids before releasing them to all and sundry. Try xHohenmea 'Betsy McCrory'
Malcolm McCorquodale | firstname.lastname@example.org | 16-07-2008 | I took the plant to the Houston Bromeliad Society meeting tonight. (I think this is where I got the pup 2 or three years ago from Don Brotherton.) After Show-and-Tell, Gene Powers suggested it was Hornbergia correia-araujoi x pennae. Gene got his plant from Don Garrison in January of 2000.
Derek Butcher | email@example.com | 16-07-2008 | I can only repeat what I said on 7/7. If you do a hybrid and not register it, it is an unknown
Malcolm McCorquodale | firstname.lastname@example.org | 20-07-2008 | In my post of July 16, Hornbergia should be spelled Hohenbergia. Thanks to Charles for pointing this out.
Harry Luther | hluther@SELBY.ORG | 21-07-2008 | I believe both H. pennae and correia-araujoi have purple-lavender-rosey petals; kind of hard to get blue from this cross. Im sure its a yellow-flowered Aechmea crossed with H. c-a
Eric J. Gouda | email@example.com | 21-07-2008 | It does look somewhat like A.x lanjauwii, a crossing with A.aquilega. Maybe this A.aquilega is one of the parents?!