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Tropical Zone Gardening: Can anyone verify that this is a bromeliad?

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Richmond, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 24, 2010
3:59 PM

Post #7917558

The photo was taken in the Yucatecan jungle. Anyone have more detail? Thanks.

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Keaau, HI

June 24, 2010
4:53 PM

Post #7917653

Maybe an Orthophytum. Need to see the inflorescence.
Mérida, Yucatán
(Zone 11)

June 24, 2010
9:42 PM

Post #7918525

Certainly we have a lot of bromeliads here in the Yucatan. That one looks familiar but I'd have to go through a lot of pictures and then I'd only be verifying what you have, a picture from the Yucatan. Where did you take the picture? The Yucatan includes a very severe wet/dry season here in the north and a more tropical area to the south.
Jupiter, FL

June 27, 2010
5:07 PM

Post #7925748

I think it a pinguin bromeliad, but cant tell till if flowers.
Clarence, NY

April 9, 2013
3:32 PM

Post #9477929

Yes. "Heart of Fire" "Corazon de Fuego" "Barbed Wire"
Bromelia pinguin. W. Indies-Central America-Venezuela. Beautiful spreading bromeliad.

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