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Bromeliad Cultivar Register (1500) --

CRYPTANTHUS ‘Elaine’ Creech, J. (Cobia) <1970

cv. of fosterianus - Large plant over 18" across - variegated with hot-pink margins w/orange tones in good light - regularly spaced silver banding across the deep chocolate colored leaves. US Patent #4607 in 1980. Best Multiple Cryptanthus at the San Diego WBC. 12 years were required to stabilize the variegation.

Seed Parent: fosterianus
Baensch 100,101ill, CSJ 2:1-p10-13; 3-p20ill;10:2-p21ill, JBS 29:48ill, PineapplePl 85, CargoRpt#3-3