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Bromeliad Cultivar Register (12501) 2014-10-13

TILLANDSIA ‘Leon’ ? / Larson C * ?

Mature rosette to 18cms. diameter x 18cms. high, but can bloom at smaller sizes. Silvery grey-green rosette with stiff, narrowly-tapering, recurved, deeply-channeled leaves. Arching or pendant spike to 12cms long, of carmine pink scape bracts with prominent trichomes on each bract apex and light purple petals. In the past 5-10 years this cultivar has been widely grown in horticulture but its exact origin and identity are unknown. The plant blooms and pups prolifically for some growers and there seems to be no variation--only the one clone (tissue-cultured?) in circulation ? It has been sold commercially under a variety of different names, including T. "recurvifolia var. subsecundifolia hybrid" . Netherlands botanist Eric Gouda has suggested it has links to T. leonamiana. Therefore Chris Larson of Melbourne, Victoria has registered it as T. 'Leon' until such time as its true identity is known. Reg. Doc. 10/2014 by C. Larson.
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