1911 - Bromeliads () - 2008-01-22|
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Billbergia viridiflora x B.(Quesnelia) liboniana
(Uploaded as: Aechmea lasseri query [Garden origin])
Photographer: Bruce Dunstan
Note: plant with burgundy leaves and an inflorescence reminiscent of A lasseri but petals seem wrong
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- Add Note (1912): Harry Luther (2008-01-22) - A little additional info, I had this at SEL in the early 1980s, I had no idea what it was. Ros Buchanan sent a chunk to Pinegrove Nursery in Australia. Later I lost mine(no, I dont need one back) and very recently I saw one of the Morren icons depicting this, first as B. viridiflora, later changed to b. viridiflora x B(Quesnelia) liboniana. A dead ringer. I can only expect this thing is the oldest bad hybrid in existence!
- Add Note (1912): Derek Butcher (2008-01-22) - Harry
I can see you refer to xBillnelia 'Sebastian Laruelle' but I know not what it looks like. However, the chances of it popping up in Queensland after 120 years seems remote. There seems to be a greater chance of it being xBillmea 'Lazslo' made in the USA in 1967 but alas I don't know what that looks like either! Because nobody recognises it as a species it seems I can go along with the name of 'Pinegrove Lass' as a cultivar name now that it may be on someone's want list because it has achieved some notoriety! I'll treat it as an Aechmea because this is the species dumping ground!
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