Curious xeric bromeliad

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Ali Baba
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Curious xeric bromeliad

Postby Ali Baba » Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:16 pm

In 2009 Chris Hynes sent me some pollen of his ISI silver leafed clone of Deurocohnia which has very long slender branched inflorescences and small greenish yellow flowers. I crossed it with a nice rather robust form of Dyckia fosteriana which has short unbranched inflorescences and relatively large orange flowers.

I got several seedlings, and kept the nicest. Vegetatively it is intermediate between the parents, having the rather viciously toothed slightly more triangular leaves of Deuterocohnia and the silver overlay, plus the nice purple colouring of the Dyckia.
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It has finally flowered this year, showing that it is definitely a hybrid, having a very long branched inflorescence, with small orange flowers. Not very spectacular in flower, but more exciting than Deuterocohnia!
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Re: Curious xeric bromeliad

Postby Phil_SK » Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:12 pm

That's rather beautiful. A good balance between the purple underneath and the silver overlay.
Phil Crewe, BCSS 38143. Mostly S. American cacti, esp. Lobivia, Sulcorebutia and little Opuntia

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