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Gary Poyssick gpoyssick at mindspring.com
Mon Jul 21 07:07:25 EST 1997

Gany Mede wrote:
> I got a bromeliad at green (black) thumb a few weeks ago, and have been
> trying to identify it. It has solid green leaves, and red bracts rising
> from the moddle in sort of a stalk. The bracts turn green at the tips as
> they grow out, and form the new leaves. I think it is a guzmania, but it
> might be a type of aechmea too. can anyone help? It is about a foot tall.
> --
> Gany Mede
> Dragon of Beyond
> A lonesome bard
> Familiy line of Tiamat
> DC.D f++ s-- h+++ CTLB^K>Ww-:DB a(d h-) $+ m- d+++ WL++* Fr- L* BIC e+! g i- U-
> "I'm not hyper, I'm just lethargically challenged"

There are a lot of Guzmania that would fit that description -- it's
probably Guzmania Monostachia, which is common and has that type of

Most aechmea have toothed leaves.

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