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xCRYPTBERGIA ‘Red Burst’ Mead - Smith/Read <1952

NOW xBiltanthus 'Red Burst' (Renamed from xCryptbergia 'Rubra' by Smith & Read - See Phytologia 30(5): 292-295. 1975 - Wide open reflexed rosette of deep bronze red w/color intensifying in strong light - shorter than 'Meadii' at 10" or less - small white flowers in rosette center at anthesis. See also x Biltanthus 'Rattanapong'
Country of origin: California USA

Seed Parent: Cryptanthus bahianus Pollen Parent: Billbergia nutans
BSI-ICBH-1979, JBS 2:72; 22:123; 30:22, BromsPadilla 126, Phytologia 30:295, SDDN1968 J Brom Soc 62(4): 173-176. 2012