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AECHMEA ‘Correia Yellow’ ? / Van Wijk C* ?

Mature rosette to 40cms. diameter x 25cms. high. Mid-green spiny leaves with muted fragmented brownish-green cross-bands on the obverse and black cross-banding on the reverse. Erect spike to 50cms, tall has greenish yellow scape bracts and cream flowers. Appears to have links to Aechmea correia-araujoi--possibly a vegetative sport or hybrid of it. Has been widely established in South Africa for some years. There are conflicting unproven stories of its origin, breeder and parentage. Reg. Doc. 5/2015 by Christo van Wijk.
Country of origin: South Africa ?

Seed Parent: correia-araujoi ? Pollen Parent: ?