|NEOREGELIA ‘Spines’||(C Skotak) R Coleman*|
by Butcher 8/2011 This name was registered by Dennis Cathcart in August 2008 as a selection of seed raised from a ‘carcharodon’. It had been named by Ray Coleman with links to Chester Skotak. In August 2011 Eloise Beach, Florida, advised that the original plant had been given the name of ‘Spines’ by Chester Skotak, Costa Rica, for a plant he got from Pedro Nahoum in Niteroi, Brazil in the 1990’s but was never officially recorded. Investigation of photos lodged by Eloise Beach and photos lodged by Tropiflora of what is currently being sold as ‘Spines’ shows great similarity. Further investigation has revealed that there was a misunderstanding regarding the involvement of seed so we are featuring only photos of plants currently known as ‘Spines’ both in Florida and Australia. Chester Skotak advises that there is similarity between this cultivar and ‘Silver’.
Country of origin: Florida USA