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Bromeliad Cultivar Register (817) 2010-05-11

BILLBERGIA ‘Elvenia Slosson’ Giridlian <1945

A case of misidentity? With these parents you would not expect this description of a large plant by Padilla - Very long strap shaped leaves in dark green turning much shorter and purplish bronze in good light - bright red bracts w/deep purple petals - inflorescence 24-36" long. Named to honor prominent local California garden club official. Plant grown in Australia in the 1970's called 'Elvenia Slosson' but closer to what you would expect for 'Leodiensis' ( nutans x vittata)!

Seed Parent: nutans Pollen Parent: distachia x nutans
BSI-ICBH-1979, JBS 4:35; 5:94; 12:71; 17:135; 24:92, BromsPadilla 124, SDDN1968, KentCat1972