|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 sibling = N. 'Clarice'. This entry updated 6/2019 by Geoff Lawn.
Country of origin: Costa Rica
|Seed Parent: Rafa||Pollen Parent: Skotak's Tiger|
|JBS 2001 p96|