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Bromeliad Cultivar Register

VRIESEA (1618)

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Bromeliad Cultivar Register (9044)

VRIESEA ‘Rex’ Duval, H. 1893

(See 'Rex-Duval' - also called 'Duval's Rex' or 'Duvalis Rex') - Several forms exist - bright green foliage w/simple or branched inflorescence w/garnet red bracts and lemon yellow petals. Dutrie said, "Large spike to 25 cm x 6 cm, scarlet bracts" - Chevalier in his 1930 Monograph and 1942 Catalog p83 gives the formula as gravisiana X 'Cardinalis' from 1899?

Seed Parent: 'Morreno-Barilletii' Pollen Parent: 'Cardinalis'
JBS 18:85ill,86; 39:30; 45:102, RevHort 217-21 1894; 79:570 1907, BromsPadilla 127,Grande 1:2ill.