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VRIESEA ‘Velva Wurthmann’ Wurthmann, E. 1970

cv. of friburgensis (sintenisii?) X 'Nana' - Beautiful medium sized plant w/a dense rosette in green and a large upright many branched inflorescence in hot red w/yellow blooms - in cooler weather the red of friburgensis flushes in the foliage - Bromeliad Treasury said, "A 12" reflexed symmetrical rosette of dark green arching glossy 1-1/2" x 9" leaves that become reddish in good light - the 7" scape supports a 13" branched inflorescence w/8-10 bright red lateral spikes having separated red bracts and brilliant yellow flowers" - See GolinskiVideo1997 for image.

Seed Parent: friburgensis (sintenisii?) Pollen Parent: 'Nana'
JBS 26:27, Grande 1:4 ill, Baensch 232,233ill, TF1980, HerbHill1984, PineapplePl85, BromTreasury1983