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AECHMEA ‘Red Bands’ (Seaborn*) <1977

Formula from verbal commentary and diagnosis by Harry Luther in 1996 - sometimes as 'Seaborn's Red Bands' - Medium upright rosette w/thick sharply tapered pale grey-green leaves distinctly marked on outer leaf surface w/red-maroon thin cross bands - Originally thought to be a form of triangularis - Thelma O'Reilly attributes the cultivar to a sport of triangularis for Alice Quiros which was refined and given to Seaborn - the cultivar is listed in 1977 Kent as triangularis (banded leaves) and Belton in 1983 as triangularis (red bands) - Bromeliad Treasury 1983 said, "New hybrid adds a touch of color to triangularis - inflorescence is same as triangularis except flowers are blue-green".

Seed Parent: maculata Pollen Parent: triangularis
TF1982; BirdRock1995, SDDN1979, MB1998, KentCat1977, BP1983, BromTreasury1983