Puya brittoniana

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Puya brittoniana

Post Number:#1  Postby Minime8484 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:55 am

Anyone familiar with Puya brittoniana?
I just picked one up to try out but am unable to find any photos of the plant on the Internet.
Would love to know what kind of flowers it will get some day.

Any info is appreciated!
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Re: Puya brittoniana

Post Number:#2  Postby Melt in the Sun » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:22 pm

berteroniana?
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Re: Puya brittoniana

Post Number:#3  Postby Minime8484 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:51 pm

Puya berteroniana (now = Puya alpestris ssp zoellneri with what was originally described as Puya berteroniana a supposed natural hybrid not collected since the type) is Chilean.
Puya brittoniana is a different species from Bolivia.

At least from what I can find...I just can't seem to find what the flowers look like.
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Re: Puya brittoniana

Post Number:#4  Postby Minime8484 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:58 pm

Found something!
http://www.tropicos.org/Name/4303632?projectid=13

Yeah - so happy with my purchase!
Here's hoping it can handle Phoenix summers...
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Re: Puya brittoniana

Post Number:#5  Postby Melt in the Sun » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:21 pm

Glad you found something! Berteroniana -> brittoniana wouldn't be the worst name bastardization I've seen :))
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Re: Puya brittoniana

Post Number:#6  Postby Paul S » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:04 am

That looks a bit special! Love that woolly inflorescence! And high altitude, so should be cold hardy (without other factors considered).
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