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Bromeliad Cultivar Register (12982) 2022-07-29

TILLANDSIA ‘Catracho’ ? / Tropiflora* before 2000

Mature open rosette to 30cms. diameter. Scurfed, grey-green recurving leaves, tapering to a point. Erect branched spike of shell pink peduncle bracts and mauve flowers. Found in a 2002 shipment (and other occasions) ex Guatemala (Enrique Kamm) to Tropiflora Nursery, Florida and thought to be a wild-collected natural hybrid of T. fasciculata 'Hondurensis' x hondurensis. Very similar (same?) to the natural hybrid T. x correalei (fasciculata x hondurensis) found in the same general area by Florida grower Steve Correale [published in Selbyana 5:310-314 (1981)] . Natural hybrid swarms and back-crosses in the wild can be difficult to I.D. "Catracho" is a nickname for the Honduran people. Fasciculata Group. Reg. Doc. 7/2015 by Dennis Cathcart
Country of origin: Honduras

Seed Parent: Hondurensis ? Pollen Parent: hondurensis ?
Tropiflora code # 6860