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Bromeliad Cultivar Register (119) 2017-11-21

AECHMEA ‘Cardinalis’ Hummel* <1962

cv. or hybrid of recurvata w/wide leaves arching downward - Grey-green uniformly with intense red inflorescence only extending part way from the rosette. The earliest reference we can find to this alleged variety of recurvata (never formally described) is in Hummel's plant list 1962 where he says it is larger than var. benrathii with a flowerhead more raised from the center. Undoubtedly its origins were in California because the oldest photo we have is by Jeanne Woodbury in BSB 1968, page 1 Recurvata Group

Seed Parent: recurvata
Grande 1:3 ill