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Bromeliad Cultivar Register (16408) 2020-10-29

TILLANDSIA ‘Olwen's Treasure’ Ferris, Olwen / Neville Ryan * circa 1970s

Mature rosette to 20cm. diameter. Grey-green, secund, semi-channeled, upwards-curving leaves, tapering to a point. Side-blooming, straight spike to 13cm. long with salmon pink bracts and tubular, exserted mauve flowers. This plant came from the collection of pioneer grower Olwen Ferris back in the 1980s. Olwen was one of the prolific seed growers in Australia at that time. It's unknown whether Olwen imported the seed, sourced the seed locally, bred it herself, or procured the plant as a pup. This cultivar has been grown as T.seleriana small form, or even probably T.seleriana X T.scaposa. Named in honour of Olwen, due to her work in growing (particularly) tillandsia seed and her generosity with knowledge. Reg. Doc. 10/2020 by Chris Larson.
Country of origin: Queensland Australia

Seed Parent: seleriana ? Pollen Parent: scaposa?