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VRIESEA ‘Africain’ Chevalier, Hort. Leod. 1918

cv. of lubbersii X 'Mephisto' - Chevalier said, "..a fine stoutly spiked hybrid w/richly colored bracts of a lovely brilliant redpurple - almost black. Unfortunately its branched character is not constant". Dutrie said, "Strong stem - bracts dark purple - almost black".

Seed Parent: lubbersii Pollen Parent: Mephisto
JBS 1:21; 29:81; 39:30, ChevalierMon1930, ChevalierCat1942