Portea alatisepala
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Portea alatisepala
Or is it Aechmea rubrolilacina ? The name may depend on which state you live !
Although plants labelled Portea alatisepala ARE being reported as smaller than Aechmea rubrolilacina and subtly different.
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Ian Hook 02/13. Labelled "Speckles". From Robyn Firth
Ian Hook 06/15. Same plant, "Speckles", from Robyn Firth. Flowering about same time as Aechmea rubrolilacina (June), but a bit smaller (and slightly different flower ??). Very difficult to capture true colour !
Ian Hook 06/15. "Speckles"
Ian Hook 08/18, Red leaf form.

Updated 21/08/18