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TILLANDSIA ‘Calca Canon’ ? / Karel Knize* <1988

Mature small, stemless rosette to 11cm. diameter x 12.5cm. high. Thickish, deeply-channeled, scurfed grey, tortuous leaves to 12cm. long. Erect or angled straight-stemmed spike to 12.5cm. long, with a simple inflorescence of large, rounded lavender flowers, turning purple when spent. Listed by Lima, Peru plant / seed trader Karel Knize in 1988 as T. streptocarpa and imported by South Australian grower Derek Butcher from this source in 1988 as KK2599, wild-collected at 2500m. altitude in Calca Canon, Peru. Reg. Doc.12/2018 by Bruce Dunstan.
Country of origin: Peru

Seed Parent: paleacea
Reference: Karel Knize seed catalogue, 1988.