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NEOREGELIA ‘Takemura Princeps’ Richter, (Davis, R.*) 1962

Small to medium in dull green marked w/very dark purple spots, bars and splotches. - Elmore says, "Smaller narrower more concentrica like w/a very distinctive recurving leaf shape - turns very dark and purplish in strong light - turns vivid purple in the center when blooming". Bob Work of Miami said, "Not a Richter hybrid - Carribean Gardens of Naples, FL obtained plants of an unknown cross from Holland in the early 60's. Hazel Mueller of Miami bought three of them, all labeled 'Princeps' - Ralph Davis later obtained and named the plant but it was not the 'Vulkan' X johannis cross from Richter-Takemura-Davis - He named that plant 'Japanese Vulkan' - a name which has not survived to today". Much mystery! - See Grande article! Takemura Group

Seed Parent: 'Vulkan'(?) Pollen Parent: johannis(?)
Grande 1:1 art; BSI-ICBH-1979, SDDN1979, TF1980, Work, Bob1998, BromTreasury1983, GolinskiVideo1997