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AECHMEA ‘Mirlo’ Hummel <1970

cv. of victoriana v. discolor(?) X orlandiana(?) - (See 'By Golly') - Upright rosette w/strappy copper-amber leaves - also in variable variegated form with red central stripe , called 'Purple Heart' . Softer leaves than 'By Golly' - dark red leaves - low light only. Bromeliad Treasury 1983 said, "Purple black glossy 1-1/2" x 18" leaves in a rosette of open graceful arching form"."Mirlo" means "blackbird" in Spanish.

Seed Parent: victoriana v. discolor Pollen Parent: orlandiana
BSI-ICBH-1979, JBS 39:216, Atlee 1991, KentCat1972, SDDN1970, NJB1976, Plaza1973, TF1980, MB1998