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TILLANDSIA ‘Chicitos’ Tristram P* 1982

The lovely little species (HR9183) was collected by the Hromadniks in 1982 at Santiago de Chicitos, Santa Cruz, Bolivia, at about 800 metres altitude. Plants have been imported to Australia on several occasions. Lieselotte Hromadnik in Austria sells them as T. streptocarpa Sukk grun or Sukk weiss ( translated as succulent green or white) and intends some day to formally describe them under the ICBN rules. These sorts of names cannot be recorded under the ICNCP rules as being special forms or Cultivars. The best names to use are undoubtedly ĎChicitos Weissí for the white lepidote form, and ĎChicitos Gruní for the one less lepidote. It is hoped that growers will use these names rather than plain T. streptocarpa which as we know comes in many guises. Reg Doc 2/2012 by D Butcher
Country of origin: Austria/Australia