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Bromeliad Cultivar Register (13901)

NEOREGELIA ‘Megalodon’ Tristram, Peter / Graeme Barclay * 2011

Mature, upright rosette to 60cm high x 50cm. diameter in a typical Neoregelia carcharodon crateriform shape. In strong light, stiff, leathery, bronzed lime green leaves with broken crimson tiger-like cross-banding on outer leaf sheaths only with sepia red leaf tips. The only grex sibling with noticeably extra-large, hooked, black marginal leaf spines, hence the name 'Megalodon', in honour of the prehistoric giant shark Carcharodon megalodon from the Cenozoic Era. "Megalodon" in ancient Greek means "big tooth". Cross made in NSW Australia, seed grown in New Zealand and Australia. Reg. Doc. 2/2017
Country of origin: New Zealand

Seed Parent: Skotak's Tiger Pollen Parent: Spines