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BILLBERGIA ‘Theodore L. Mead’ Mead T, Giridlian, J.* 1926

(See 'Windii') - distributed in California by Orpet from T.L. Mead - named by Giridlian - identical in most respects to 'Windii' still being grown today by European growers - soft grey-green pointed leaves in small rosette w/characteristic long pendent inflorescence w/large rose to red bracts and green recurled petals edged in blue - thought to have been a case of a cultivar being imported from Europe without being allowed to bring its own name., but was an unregistered hybrid by Mead dating back to 1926.

Seed Parent: nutans Pollen Parent: zebrina
BSI-ICBH-1979, JBS 4:35; 7:24; 9:43; 12:71ill; 13:67; 22:12,59,129; 24:98; 28:37