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VRIESEA ‘Basic’s Royal Hawaiian’ Butcher D* ?

We do not have a definitive photo because plants were raised from seed sent by Sharon Petersen in Hawaii obtained from her 'Royal Hawaiian' and the seedlings raised in Queensland were a varied bunch as can be expected. Some keen purchasers realised that they could not be called 'Royal Hawaiian' and registered their clone. Many others ignored the problem so there are many plants being grown in Australia called ‘Royal Hawaiian’ but are not. Some have the name and a clone number which should alert the grower to the fact it is not a David Shiigi’s hybrid. If you have a plant called 'Royal Hawaiian' that has broad strap-like glyph leaves but does not look like David Shiigi's photo on the BCR and you consider it was Australian born, then consider 'Basic's Royal Hawaiian'. On the other hand, if your plant called 'Royal Hawaiian' has pointed (attenuate) discolored leaves with faint glyph markings and looks very similar to 'Nissa' then this is now recorded as 'Aussie Royal Hawaiian' Glyph Group. Notes added by D. Butcher 11/2011
Country of origin: Australia

Seed Parent: Royal Hawaiian Pollen Parent: unknown