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BILLBERGIA ‘Hoelscheriana’ Kittel before 1898

(See 'Rubro-Cyanea', 'Ivey Meyer' & 'Pixie') Theodore L Mead's notebook of 1925 shows he had hybridised nutans with saundersii, the plants survived and some were sent to the Brooklyn Bot Garden. They could well be the source of a re-make of B. 'Hoelscheriana' in the USA

Seed Parent: nutans Pollen Parent: saundersii
BSI-ICBH-1979, GartenFl 47:286,fig.76, ChevalierCat1942p54