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TILLANDSIA ‘Cartago’ ? / D Butcher*

Leaves robust, clearly recurved, glaucous, bracts pale red. ( green in cultivation? Ė Butcher) Costa Rica in valley of Turialba, on trees, alt. 800 m (no. (1114) 13 Jan 1882, in state of flowering. Differs from typical species by having smaller leaves, sepals short, 2/3 as long as the bract and flowers white. Clear affinity with T. kunthiana,( now treated as a synonym of T. variabilis Ė Butcher) but more lepidote. Near to flower colour to T. distachya Bak. (Still not aligned and treated as excluded taxa in Encyclopaedia Ė Butcher) Also close. Reg. Doc. 7/2017 by D Butcher
Country of origin: Costa Rica

Seed Parent: variabilis