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BILLBERGIA ‘Charles Webb’ (Ferris, O.*) <1955

cv. of vittata X pyramidalis(?) amoena(?) - (See 'Olive Wills') - Ferris said, "Hardy hybrid - silver bands on green leaves forming a loose tube w/arching leaf tips - becomes purplish in good light - vittata type inflorescence of rose-red bracts and blue flowers" - Photo by Butcher shows mostly 100% vittata but w/minute floral bracts - upright apiculate grey-green blunt leaves.

Seed Parent: vittata Pollen Parent: pyramidalis
JBS 34:125,275; Bromeletter 1972 6, 1996 2:7, 1996 3:9, Butcher1982