|AECHMEA ‘Grey Ghost’||? (Moore, Lee.*)||circa 1960|
Wild-collected cultivar of Aechmea chantinii, tubular or funnel-form growth. to 1 metre tall in flower with fine, dense, black spines. Highly-scurfed, grey / silvery white leaves, sometimes with a purplish caste. Some dark cross-banding on pups' lower leaves but this tends to dissipate as the rosette matures. Typical Ae. chantinii erect, compactly-branched inflorescence of scarlet scape bracts, yellow ovaries and creamy yellow flowers. Chantinii Group.
Country of origin: Peru
|Seed Parent: chantinii|
|Lee Moore Cat 1963, PineapplePl 81, MB1998|