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Bromeliad Cultivar Register (1921)

CRYPTANTHUS ‘Opal’ Hummel <1977

cv. of unknown parentage - Medium in soft pastel bluish silver scurfing almost covering over dark purple base color - center appears gold toned. Warren Loose Best Hybrid at the San Diego World Conference. Cole said, "6"-8" compact bronze green broad leaves heavily covered w/silver scurf - refracted light creates opalescent luster".

Dorr1977illp12, BSI-ICBH-1979, CSJ 5:1-p27ill; 9:3-p20ill; 10:2-p23ill, PltShopCat 1976, TFG1978