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VRIESEA ‘Gemma’ Duval 1893

See Gemma Gold (See 'Bijou') - A small plant w/bright green foliage and a single upright flattened spike w/yellow bracts edged in bright red - lemon yellow flowers. Dutrie said, "Small plant, short fat spike, bright red" - expanded formula = [barilletii x (psittacina x carinata)] X (duvaliana x incurvata). (See Duval, 'The Bromeliads, 1990p131 & ChevalierCat1942p80)

Seed Parent: Morreno-Barilletii Pollen Parent: Fulgida
GartenFl42:340 1893, JBS 29:258; 39:29; 45:102, BromsPadilla 127, ChevalierMon1930, Mez1935p407