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ALCANTAREA (52)

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ALCANTAREA ‘Grace’ King, A.* ?

Although within the parameters of imperialis in the broad sense, it is worthy of a cultivar name. Seed came to Australia in the 1960's from Brazil and since then, not only offsets but seedlings have been distrubited to cloud the issue but all have sufficient similarities to be recognised as 'Grace'. It seems smaller in height and width, and height of inflorescence than the typical imperialis. It has long attenuate leaves suggesting a similarity to "blokii" now treated as a synonym of imperialis

J.Brom. Soc. 34(2): 74-5. 1984