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TILLANDSIA ‘Pachara Gorgonian’ ? / Pacharapong P* 2009

Mature, bulbous-based rosette to 40cms. diameter x 35cms. high. Scurfed, grey-green, deeply-chanelled, recurving leaves (like a medusa). Erect, green-stemmed, multi-branched spike extends 20cms. above the foliage with green peduncle bracts 7-9cms. long, coral pink /red floral bracts (each 0.8cms. wide) and mauve flowers. Probably a natural hybrid of T. caput-medusae (other parent unknown) wild- collected by the late Gary Hammer in 2009 in Mexico (exact location unrecorded) . "Gorgonian" is a type of branched sea coral, referring to the inflorescence. Reg. Doc. 7/2015 by Patpong Pacharapong.
Country of origin: Mexico

Seed Parent: caput-medusae? Pollen Parent: ?