Canistropsis billbergioides
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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

billbergioides Citron
Ian Hook, Sydney 04/02, originally labelled 'Citrinum'
Ian Hook, Sydney 02/04, originally labelled 'Citrinum'
Ian Hook, Sydney 03/04, originally labelled 'Citrinum'

billbergioides Persimmon
Ian Hook, Sydney 05/04.
Ian Hook, Sydney 08/04.

Updated 16/03/17