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Bromeliad Cultivar Register (12875)

AECHMEA ‘Telegraph Hill’ ? circa 1980s

Mature, funnel-form rosette to 35cms. high, flaring at the top. In strong light and with restricted feeding, scurfed, brown-spined, mid-red arching leaves with redder patches,slight silver cross-banding plus characteristic indents to the leaf blades. Erect spike of vermillion scape bracts and compact column of yellow flowers. Wild-collected form of Ae. nudicaulis, from Morro do Telegrafo (meaning Telegraph Hill), Guaratiba, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Named by persons unknown and iimported into U.S.A. in the 1980s. Nudicaulis Group. Reg. Doc. 5/2015 by G. Lawn.
Country of origin: Brazil

Seed Parent: nudicaulis