Tillandsia Cally
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Tillandsia Cally
caliginosa x streptocarpa, Qld, circa 1980s.
From BCR ... "Mature rosette to 30cm. diameter x 15cm. high with a 6cm. long stem. Scurfed, semi-channeled, grey-green, spreading narrow leaves, tapering to a point. Erect spike 7.5cm. long with a simple ellipsoid, slender inflorescence 14.5cm long. Pointed, woolly, grey-green scape bracts. Mauve flowers with dark purple speckling and a central light tan stripe on each recurving petal. This cultivar's early history and the actual breeder are unknown. However, Brisbane grower Neville Ryan acquired this under parentage only in a mixed collection in the 1990s, possibly from Rolly Reilly (Queensland). Named 'Cally' in reference to the seed parent T. caliginosa."
Dale Dixon 04/21
Dale Dixon ... "I recently posted this hybrid under the formula T. caliginosa x streptocarpa. It has just been registered on the BCR. The name was chosen by Neville Ryan who has had the plant in his collection for c. 30yrs - 'Cally' is in reference to the seed parent Tillandsia caliginosa."

Updated 05/04/21