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NEOREGELIA ‘Hannibal Lecter’ Skotak, Chester circa 1996

Mature, open rosette to 50cm. diameter. In strong light, black-spined, bronze green leaves heavily cross-banded / punctated sepia brown / black / purple. Parentage amended on breeder's advice. Originally published and registered in error as N. Hannibal Lector. Cultivar name is based on the fictional character Dr. Hannibal Lecter (correct spelling) as published in the novel trilogy "Red Dragon" (1981), "The Silence of the Lambs" (1988), "Hannibal" (1999), which generated a number of movies. Grex siblings = N. 'Clarice', 'The Governor's Plea'. . This entry updated 6/2019 by Geoff Lawn.
Country of origin: Costa Rica

Seed Parent: Rafa Pollen Parent: Skotak's Tiger
JBS 2001 p96