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According to "Uncle Derek's Notes" on the FCBS site, the naming of the varieties of Canistropsis billbergioides was discussed in Bromeletter #5 1997. The convention settled on was to avoid latinised names and instead use fruit names, based on the standardised colour of leaves and primary bracts. The 9 fruits listed by FCBS are :- - APRICOT Primary bract deep yellow orange #12 Leaf green - BLOOD ORANGE Primary bract reddish orange #24 Leaf green - CITRON (was citrinum) Primary bract yellow #3 Leaf green - GUAVA Primary bract rose #38 Leaf green - LEMON Primary bract light yellow #2 Leaf green - MULBERRY Primary bract dark orange/mulberry #19 Leaf reddish both sides #28 - PERSIMMON Primary bract orange #18 Leaf green - TAMARILLO Primary bract orange flushed mulberry #12 Leaf rusty both sides #21 - TUTTI FRUTTI Primary bract orange flushed mulberry #12 Leaf green
Also see T. Gulz, a variegated form.Canistropsis billbergioides Tutti Frutti ? (Originally labelled Rubra, then Tamarillo)
Ian Hook, Sydney 09/02.
Ian Hook, Sydney 02/03.
Canistropsis billbergioides Tamarillo (Originally labelled Rubra, then Mulberry)
Ian Hook, Sydney 08/04. 2nd plant. From BSA sales 08/04
Ian Hook, Sydney 08/04
Ian Hook, Sydney 09/04
Ken Woods 12/04
Ian Hook, Sydney 04/02, originally labelled 'Citrinum'
Ian Hook, Sydney 02/04, originally labelled 'Citrinum'
Ian Hook, Sydney 03/04, originally labelled 'Citrinum'