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Bromeliad Cultivar Register (16398) 2020-10-23

TILLANDSIA ‘Howard's Purple’ Martin, Howard circa 1998

Mature, caulescent rosette to 10cm. diameter x .15cm. high Thin, arching, scurfed grey-green leaves, tapering to a point. Multiple, unscented purple flowers are borne on an arching spike to 7cm. long. Upper offsets emerge from the inflorescence base. The breeder thinks the parents are paleacea and tenuifolia "blue flowers". The breeder gave some plants to Bob Hudson in 2008. Bob distributed them in Queensland, where it is widespread.and usually named as "Howard Martin's hybrid". Reg. Doc. 10/2020 by Robert Reilly
Country of origin: N.S.W. Australia

Seed Parent: paleacea ? Pollen Parent: tenuifolia ?