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TILLANDSIA ‘Bochil’ Butcher D* n/a

In 1982 Renate Ehlers was collecting in Chiapas, Mexico near Bochil and collected EM8285 which she surmised to be T. schiedeana x T. seleriana. An offset of this plant got to Derek Butcher's collection in South Australia in 1996 and he was able to confirm that one parent was T. schiedeana and decided to give it a cultivar name of ‘Bochil’ but did not register the name. It was only when Derek was investigating the history of Tillandsia ‘Jitotol’ that he realised his omission. 7 years later Renate botanised the same area and again found T. schiedeana x T. seleriana ! Now was the time to act and Derek Butcher is registering the name so that those who may have this plant will know a bit about its history. There does appear to be several natural hybrids growing in the area where T. bochilensis was found, and not necessarily with T. bochilensis. Reg Doc 2/2013. Note added 22 Oct 2013. Apparently the hybrid swarm can produce plants with violet petals.
Country of origin: Mexico

Seed Parent: ?