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Bromeliad Cultivar Register (971) --

BILLBERGIA ‘Manda's Othello’ Manda, J. <1950

cv. of unknown saundersii? hybrid - Old standard found in cultivation everywhere - 10" few leafed oval-sectioned tube in lower body w/flaring strappy lax upper leaves - deep maroon overall w/some white spotting - short stolons - will stand full sun as landscape plant - Bromeliad Treasury said, "The outstanding feature of the cultivar is the reddish brown color of its 2" x 12" leaves and the white polkadots on the ends of each leaf blade - The rosette is tubular for over half its length but the upper third is a graceful vase shape showing off the leaf dots".

Seed Parent: saundersii hybrid?
AM-1977, FL1978, PineapplePl 85, TF1978, BromTreasury1983