Aechmea Red Lips
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Aechmea Red Lips
cv. of gamosepala
See The Hybrid Detective 11/11b: ... for notes on the gamosepala group.
"‘Red Lips’ Named by Ross Little, NSW. A form of gamosepala with red leaf edges. Grown for many years at Pinegrove Nursery as just another gamosepala but differs in several ways. Plant smaller than ‘Big Matchsticks’ but still with stolons. The scape is reddish and the fertile part of the inflorescence somewhat disappointing at only around 13cm long and 3 cm wide."
(Red Lips on left). Photo Ross Little 11/11.

Updated 27/11/11