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TILLANDSIA ‘Anwyl Zebra Stripes’ Flower, Andrew 2001

Mature blooming rosette to 9cm. high. Grey-green, slightly twisted, needle-like leaves with scurf missing in "stripes" of dark green pigment. Normal T scaposa inflorescence of exserted, tubular mauve flowers, surrounded by blushing salmon pink inner leaves . Selected from 5 cross-banded seedlings in a batch of 436 parented by crossing T scaposa plants originally sourced (as "T. kolbii") in 2000 from Bird Rock Tropicals, California to Anwyl Bromeliads, New Zealand. Appears to be a random vegetative sport from seed as subsequently the breeder crossed 2 highly-banded grex siblings of T. 'Anwyl Zebra Stripes'and none of the 150 seedlings raised had any cross-banding. This outcome appears unlike a recessive gene pattern (for cross-bands). Reg. Doc. 7/2019.
Country of origin: New Zealand

Seed Parent: scaposa Pollen Parent: scaposa