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xQUESMEA (19)

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xQUESMEA ‘Arden's Gem’ ? / Little R* circa 2008

Mature upright, stocky rosette to 55cms. diameter x 50cms. high in bloom. Bronzed green / brick red, broad, leathery, black-spined leaves with black cross-banding on the reverse. Erect, branched spike of vermillion orange scape bracts and creamy yellow flowers. Birds-or-bees hybrid produced in the garden of Dr. Arden Dearden of Equatorial Exotics, Cairns, Queensland. Reg. Doc. 10/2014 by Ross Little.
Country of origin: Queensland Australia

Seed Parent: Quesnelia edmundoi var. rubrobracteata Pollen Parent: Aechmea orlandiana ?