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Bromeliad Cultivar Register

xCRYPTBERGIA (14)

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xCRYPTBERGIA ‘Mead’ Mead, T.L. <1956

NOW KNOWN AS xBILTANTHUS BEUCKER cv. of Cryptanthus beuckeri X Billbergia nutans - (See 'Pinkie') - Essentially a scuffy foliage plant w/narrow upright leaves to 1' forming a tight rosette - mottled green and pink w/better color in better light - upright inflorescence w/non-descript bracts and green and blue flowers.SEE PHYTOLOGIA 30:295. (1975)

Seed Parent: Cryptanthus beuckeri Pollen Parent: Billbergia nutans
BSI-ICBH-1979, JBS 3:12; 5:94; 6:47; 11:15; 12:75; 215:18; 27:217; 33:72, BromsPadilla ,126,SDDN1968