|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|