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xBILLMEA ‘Red October’ Przetocki, V. <1995

Mature tubular rosette to 37cms. high, flaring at the top and developing a semi-bulbous base. In strong light the green leaves turn tan and the foliage reverse becomes scurfed red\ with light silver cross-bands and some green speckling. The erect inflorescence just above the central nest has brick red bracts and violet flowers. Reg. Doc. 4/2000
Country of origin: Western Australia

Seed Parent: Billbergia 'Purple Smoke' Pollen Parent: Aechmea recurvata var. recurvata
Checklist of Australian Bromeliads, Hybrids and Cultivars (D. Butcher 1995, 4th. edition)