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CRYPTANTHUS ‘Archaic Expression’ Antle <1989

cv. of zonatus f. fuscus X 'Black Mystic' - Large open oval w/14+ succulent lanceolate leaves and very pronounced dense serration - dark brown to black broad leaves w/silvery-white cross banding blending toward the plant center. Best Single Cryptanthus at the 1990 WBC in Houston - also same at the 1991 Third ICS in Lafayette.

Seed Parent: zonatus f. fuscus Pollen Parent: 'Black Mystic'
CSJ 4:3-p8ill; 5:3-p21ill; 6:2-p18ill; 10:2-FCill