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caliginosa x streptocarpa, Qld, circa 1980s.
From BCR ... "Mature rosette to 30cm. diameter x 15cm. high with a 6cm. long stem. Scurfed, semi-channeled, grey-green, spreading narrow leaves, tapering to a point. Erect spike 7.5cm. long with a simple ellipsoid, slender inflorescence 14.5cm long. Pointed, woolly, grey-green scape bracts. Mauve flowers with dark purple speckling and a central light tan stripe on each recurving petal. This cultivar's early history and the actual breeder are unknown. However, Brisbane grower Neville Ryan acquired this under parentage only in a mixed collection in the 1990s, possibly from Rolly Reilly (Queensland). Named 'Cally' in reference to the seed parent T. caliginosa."
Dale Dixon ... "I recently posted this hybrid under the formula T. caliginosa x streptocarpa. It has just been registered on the BCR. The name was chosen by Neville Ryan who has had the plant in his collection for c. 30yrs - 'Cally' is in reference to the seed parent Tillandsia caliginosa."