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HOHENBERGIA (22)

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HOHENBERGIA ‘Razor’ ? / O\'Brien M* 1993

Mature, open, upright rosette to 70cms. diameter x 70cms. high. Bronze green leathery leaves with large black, closely-spaced spines, moreso in the lower purplish leaf portions, hence the cultivar name. Erect, red mealy-stemmed, branched spike to 1.6 metres tall, of green woolly ovaries and lilac flowers. Reputedly from a seed batch of Hohenbergia lanata from Elton Leme (Brazil) in 1993, raised by the Olive Branch Nursery (Brisbane). Possibly from the same grex as H. 'Palisade", H. 'Golden Olive' and Aechmea 'Whyanbeel'. Reg. Doc. 2/2015 by Aaron Smythe.
Country of origin: Brazil

Seed Parent: lanata ? Pollen Parent: ?