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AECHMEA ‘Teresia’ ? / Derek Butcher* <2004

Originally botanically-described as Aechmea calyculata var variegata but this is not accepted in the World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (Kew Gardens). Because the plant is in cultivation it has been given a cultivar name. Leaves ca. 9-11; blades suberect, not narrowed at the sheath, rounded at the apex, 22-30 x 2-3 cm wide. at the base, green, with yellow longitudinal lines and stripes. Inflorescence subglobose, apex rounded, 3-4 x 2-3 cm; floral bracts narrow-triangular, red, the one at the base exceeding the flowers; flowers 1,4 cm; subsessile; sepals asymmetrical, yellow, 0,5-0,8 cm; petals yellow, 0,9-1 x 0,3-0,4 cm; stamens included. This cultivar can develop inky blue leaf tips, not part of the original description. Named in honour of the Brazilian botanist Teresia Strehl (1941-2009). Reg. Doc. 11/2016 by D Butcher.
Country of origin: Brazil