|BILLBERGIA ‘Henry Teuscher’||Foster, M.B.||1962|
Very large to 60cms. tall x 40cms. diameter grey green scurfy, open urn-like rosette with few leaves, heavy brown spines and silver cross-banding. The arching, compact spike has an intense pyramidalis-type inflorescence of large, trichome-laden shell-pink scape bracts, woolly white ovaries, reddish violet recoiled petals and prominent gold stamens. Named in honour of Henry Teuscher (1891-1984) the Berlin-born landscape architect, horticulturalist, botanist who designed the Montreal Botanical Gardens (Quebec) and was its first curator. This entry amended 10/2014.
Country of origin: Florida U.S.A.
|Seed Parent: pyramidalis||Pollen Parent: rosea|
|BSI-ICBH-1979, JBS 12:72; 23:60; 37:99;104, BromsPadilla 124, SDDN1968, KentCat1972, TF1978|