BSI Logo

Bromeliad Cultivar Register


Bromeliad Cultivar Register (14480) 2017-12-26

QUESNELIA ‘Morreniana’ ? / Butcher D* ?

Quesnelia morreniana (Baker) Mez, Pflanzenreich IV. 32: 176. 1935. Comments by Derek Butcher, December 2017 There is nothing to suggest why Mez treated this as a Quesnelia other than the suggestion of Bakerís link to Q. liboniana. We recently received a photograph of the painting of Billbergia reichardtii from Kew Gardens and it shows strong links to the paintings of B. lietzii but nothing of the floral parts. Claudia Vieira (2006) and REFLORA do not show that a plant of this nature has been found in Brazil and it seems better to treat it as a hybrid and record it in the Bromeliad Cultivar Register ( BCR)
Country of origin: Belgium

Seed Parent: Quesnelia liboniana ? Pollen Parent: Billbergia iridifolia ?