Tillandsia A Little Shy
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Tillandsia A Little Shy
cv. schiedeana.
See also T. Shy & T. Speckled Pink.
See Detective Derek DD1211b for details.
Derek Butcher 10/11.
From Derek Butcher 26/10/2011...
"Barry Genn has sent me some challenges from his seed raising efforts over the last 10 years or so. Everybody knows that T. schiedeana always has yellow petals and reddish tones to its floral bracts - at least this is what all the taxonomists tell us. Because Barry has plants with yellow bracts we both feel they need a cultivar name. There are two forms - thin leafed and fat leafed. Because they don't blush in the floral bracts they must be ultra shy - hence the two names 'A Little Shy' and 'More Shy'. Apparently Nev Ryan knew about these in the 1990's or before and now Barry has proved that they reproduce faithfully from self set seed. Therefore many others may be growing these oddities without comment - or they made a comment but did not shout loud enough."
21/12/2011 update. See Detective Derek DD1211b for details.

From 09/2012 update DD0912... "Renate Ehlers reports that the form with yellow floral bracts is not rare in Mexico, having found it in many locations, most times in low and humid areas. Eric Gouda also reports the same sort of occurrence in Colombia.(P23 PHOTO) There is a form with orange floral bracts but seems to be fairly rare at the moment and is informally called ‘Orange Bracts’. (P 24, 25 PHOTOS)
This shows that this species is wide spread and very variable in plant size and furriness of the leaves but nothing is said that the floral bracts can be greenish-yellow to yellow, even in the descriptions of the synonyms. In a way it is odd that you see ‘Major’ and Minor’ in Nurserymen’s lists and yet there appears to be a variation of sizes in the wild. But then conversely no names have been given because of difference in floral bract colour and yet apparently this trait has been noticed in the ‘Trade’."
23. schiedeana cundinamarca la union Gouda
24. 25. schiedeana Orange Bracts


Updated 17/19/12