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Bromeliad Cultivar Register (996)

BILLBERGIA ‘Muriel Waterman’ Foster, M.B. 1946

cv. of horrida v. tigrina X euphemiae v. purpurea - (See 'Puerto Rico') - Rich plum-wine maroon heavily knuckled open rosette with vivid silvery scurfing and banding - from 10" to 20" tall - large nodding inflorescencew/many dull rose-pink bracts and steel blue flowers - several slightly different cultivars exist but all suffer when fertilized and grown in low light conditions - named to honor early New Zealand grower.

Seed Parent: horrida v. tigrina Pollen Parent: euphemiae v. purpurea
BSI-ICBH-1979, JBS7:40-41ill; 12:71ill; 35:225-227;37:99,104,BromsPadilla124, BromTreasury1983