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TILLANDSIA ‘Red Torch’ ? / F Messina* <2009

Mature rosette to 32cm. diameter x 20cm. high. Arching, grey-green leaves tapered to a point with heavily-scurfed reverse. Semi-recessed, scarlet red-bracted, branched inflorescence with violet flowers. Import by Tillandsia International nursery, California in circa 2009, a shipment of wild-collected T. velutina from Zion Plants, Guatemala. Among the plant batch were several different individuals which upon blooming were thought to be a natural hybrid, possibly T. velutina x compressa. Similarities also to T. 'Coquette' & 'Hal's Nidus'. Reg. Doc. 8/2016 by Frank Messina.
Country of origin: Guatemala

Seed Parent: velutina ? Pollen Parent: compressa?