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Author Topic: has anyone heard of B cahill-giridlian?  (Read 479 times)
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« on: November 17, 2013, 00:30:27 »

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Since I am on mystery plants, this small about 7 inch offset is blooming now.  The owner said B cahill giridlian.

I know that you have said most hybrids aren't registered, or perhaps even named.  BUt I think I have only found a couple Broms with names that don't even show up on the web at all!, like this one.

Odd, the open flower seems to have only two petals

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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2013, 08:08:36 »

Hi Mike,

Those names makes me think of the breeders. That plant could be BILLBERGIA ‘Elvenia Slosson’ ( a disctachia nutans  cross) made by Giridlian. Or it could be a local breeder (like me) playing around with some crosses but never registering them. Bromeliad collecting is being part detective!

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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2013, 20:27:39 »

I've never heard of it, Mike.  I suspect that it is neither a species nor a hybrid name, but possibly an informal description of its origins or history that made sense to a previous owner.  Perhaps it came to them via Giridlian (who, as Conrad points out, is responsible for some of the older Billbergia hybrids) and/or Cahill, whoever that is.  It's just a guess, but I sometimes make notations like that on tags of things I have no other ID on, and I know several others who do that too.  At some point the "pet name" sticks, particularly if it gets passed around or used to make further hybrids. 
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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2013, 21:30:14 »

Thanks

Another source pointed out it looks much like B Windigig Special, a plant Butcher thinks may be the same as Bill bucholtzii #1. 

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