In 1994 at the World Bromeliad Conference, Bob Okazaki donated a ‘Lokelani’ for the special auction and ever since then the plant has been known by this name in the USA. It would appear that someone from Australia visiting Bob just before 1994 brought an offset back to Australia with the thought that this plant was being called ‘A Rose’ which is what the Hawaiian ‘Loke’ means. This intrigues me a bit because the Rose is not native to Hawaii!
So if you are growing ‘The Rose’ I suggest you change the name to ‘Lokelani’.
If there is a moral to this story it is to register your own hybrids yourself and not wait for others to try to clean up your mess at a later date.
cv. of unknown parentage.