1912 - Bromeliads () - 2008-01-22|
(Dimension: 952 x 1279 pixels - Counter: 10251)
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
(Click on the picture to enlarge)
- Add Note: 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: 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!
Gallery Manager: Eric Gouda
This FloraPix Gallery is hosted at the University Utrecht Botanical Gardens