|VRIESEA ‘Mephisto’||Marechal, Hort. Leod.||1898|
cv. of 'Intermedia' X 'Cardinalis' - (See 'Tricolor') - Chevalier said, "One of the darkest, with a broad erect spike and bloodred bracts". Dutrie gives formula as barilletii X carinata (brachystachys) and said, "Broad spike, very upright, with bloodred bracts".
|Seed Parent: 'Intermedia'||Pollen Parent: 'Cardinalis'|
|JBS 1:21; 2:44,48; 39:30, Duval LeJardin16,1902, ChevalierMon1930,Cat1942p82, TheBromeliads1990p136|