Aechmea nudicaulis EL 8/95 WB
An interesting Brazilian form from the collection of Elton Leme, in a species with many forms. A 24 inch tubular plant, green with some mottling and characteristic deep ‘thumbprints’. The showy inflorescence is a yellow head with bright red bracts.
Aechmea nudicaulis maculata
This uncommon form is a rather shy bloomer, unlike many other nudicaulis forms. A smallish plant that grows in an upright, tubular rosette to about 14 inches tall. The leaves are two inches wide and armed with pronounced black spines.
In good light the plants will blush a mahogany red color. Its stoloniferous habit makes it a good plant for mounting.
Aechmea nudicaulis v. capitata BAB230
A nice form of this variable species which was collected by Berg and Anderson in Brazil. This form has stiff leaves, an upright, tubular shape, and the classic ’thumb-print’. The leaves are gray-green with silvery bands and the inflorescence is a compact cone with yellow flowers and bright red bracts.
Aechmea recurvata 'Artichoke'
This is one of nicest forms of recurvata, which includes many excellent clones. This one, which originated in the collection of Chester Skotak, forms a small, tight, bulbous rosette with recurving leaves at maturity and colors up with reddish upper leaves, pink bracts and lavender flowers. When not blooming, the leaves are light green with a slight grayish cast.