Aechmea Yamamato's Flamingo
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Aechmea Yamamato's Flamingo
Formerly Aechmea 'Flamingo' on this site.
cv. of fendleri X chantinii, by Howard Yamamoto, Japan, 1964.
Often mis-labelled in Australia as "Red Flamingo" which is a cv. of warasii? X weilbachii f. leodiensis? by Hummel
From BCR ... "Large w/violet-bronze leaves and striking dusky lilac-red many branched inflorescence intermediate of the parents.This has been sold as 'Red Flamingo' in the past and should not be confused with the 'Red Flamingo' of Hummel Originally in Register as 'Flamingo' but name amended to differentiate from the other 'Flamingo'."
Ian Hook 02/07.
Ian Hook 06/07
Ian Hook 02/08
Ken Woods

Ian Hook 02/08

Derek Butcher notes:
Aechmea ‘Flamingo’ Yamamoto
There have been two different plants with the same name circulating in the 1970's and 1980's.
First it was captured from a Nurserymans catalogue as 'Red Flamingo' (Yamamoto) in Smith's Manuscript 1984. In the Prelim List 1991 'Red Flamingo' appears as being by Hummel with links to an A. warasii hybrid. In the 1980's a plant called A. 'Red Flamingo' was imported to Australia from the USA but it is clearly Yamamoto's 'Flamingo' (fendleri x chantinii). You will see under 'Flamingo' that although this hybrid was done in 1964 it was not registered until 1979 which is the possible cause of it having two names. It has no link to Hummel's 'Red Flamingo' and the 'Red' should be deleted. No photograph is held of Hummel's 'Red Flamingo'.

Updated 23/09/21