|VRIESEA ‘Retroflexa’||Morren, E.||1884|
Duval said, "Floral stem pendent, very long, carrying 12-15 widely spaced flowers - bracts red at the base and yellow at the top.. a plant for hanging containers". Chevalier in his 1942 Catalog p83 gave the formula as Vriesea psittacina X Vriesea scalaris(?) - Luther List said this is also a natural hybrid from Sao Paulo area - Good picture in Golinski's Video 1998.
Country of origin: Belgium
|Seed Parent: scalaris||Pollen Parent: 'Morreniana'|
|BSI-ICBH-1979, BelgHort 34:184-87, JBS 38:173; 45:100; 46:13, ColorBrom 45ill; 46, ChevalierCat1942|