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VRIESEA (1916)

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Bromeliad Cultivar Register (8999)

VRIESEA ‘Purple Cockatoo’ Wurthmann, E. 1967

(Other cv. = 'Fire Rose') - Form and coloration of the erythrodactylon parent w/an inflorescence intermediate to the parents in rich red-purple w/purplish shading - small plant usually flowering in March - Bromeliad Treasury said, "A 12"-15" upright arched rosette of 1-3/4" x 12" medium green glossy leaves w/purple tinted bases - sturdy scape supports a single 4" x 7" spike w/bright purple bracts that are slightly separated and hooked upward at the tips resembling a cockatoo's crest - bright yellow flowers".

Seed Parent: barilletii Pollen Parent: erythrodactylon
Reg. Doc. 1975, JBS 26:27, Grande 1:1 ill, SDDN1979, HerbHill1984, PineapplePl 85, BromTreasury1983