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AECHMEA ‘Bert’ Foster, M.B. 1945

(See 'Little Bert') - Open upright vase shape w/10-15 matte-green leaves to 16" long and 3" wide - marked w/irregular purplish-brown crossbanding and edged with heavy dark spines - inflorescence is arching w/a dense panicle of red bracts and yellow petals - happiest as epiphyte . Named after Bert Foster, the breeder's son. Also as an unnamed variegated form by 1994.
Country of origin: Florida USA

Seed Parent: orlandiana Pollen Parent: fosteriana
JBS 12:9; 16:105; 37:99,104; 40:53, Zmrpflnzn:Brom 278, 1962, BromsPadilla123, Baensch 78,79ill