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Bromeliad Cultivar Register (8775)

VRIESEA ‘Komet’ Richter (Pinckert) 1959

A small plant barely 4" tall w/narrow sharply pointed dull leaves that are speckled w/brown - the branched spike is yellow and red-orange w/flowers spiraling about the scape - Bromeliad Treasury said, "A 10" reflexed rosette of 1" x 7" medium green leaves tapering to a point - in 50% shade the leaves will blush red - the 12" scape is topped by an inflorescence w/red bracts and yellow flowers".

Seed Parent: corcovadensis Pollen Parent: 'Sceptre d'Or'
Reg. Doc. 1967, JBS 10:39,40ill; 45:107, Bromeliaceen 280 1962, BromsPadilla 127, BromTreasury1983