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Bromeliad Cultivar Register (2026)

CRYPTANTHUS ‘Riesen-Erdstern’ Hahn, E.? Richter? <1976

cv. of unknown parentage - Medium flat rosette in olive green in low light becoming chestnut brown in good light - tan crossbanding bleeding toward the center and densely grey scaled beneath - name translates to "rising earth star" - attributed to Eugen Hahn but earlier publication lists Richter as hybridizer.

KentCat1977, BSI-ICBH-1979, CSJ 7:1-p22ill, Baensch 106,107ill