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chiapensis x exserta registered by Neville Ryan, Qld.
Previously here under formula. Registered 11/17
From BCR ... "Mature open, spidery rosette to 40cm. diameter. Scurfed, narrow, silvery-grey, channeled, spreading leaves. Erect, simple, spear-like spike to 20cm. high of shell pink bracts and purple flowers."
Ron Jell ... "This hybrid is apparently in quite a few collections. I like it. The grey and pink seem to go so well together.
|Ron Jell 04/17
||Bruce Dunstan 08/18
My plant came from Neville Ryan and my records show that he in fact did the cross."
Chris Larson ... "I agree, this is a very nice plant. I flowered it a couple of years ago (a little on the small side) and thought it was nice.
This year I flowered it again - and it was very nice. I've been wondering who did it. Nice one Neville - time to give it a name."
Gary May ... "If you're trying to get a rough idea how many are in existence, well, I have one too."
Pam Buttler 11/17 ... "I have 2 of these plants. One is from Neville which is like Ron's but the other came from George Stamatis and is a much bigger plant I think. Neville's is mounted and George's potted but I think they may have been done by different hybridizers."
Bruce Dunstan 08/18 ... "post floral and first round of pups removed."
Peter Tristram ... "I am sure the identity is nailed but where it came from isnít! I was hoping for a well fed contribution from Bruce just to prove the branching bit. I didnít consider Wight Dragon because of all of the ? marks. It does look like an exserta hyb though. Yours could do with fattening up! I guess itís a pup that bloomed early. Where did you obtain it?"
Chris Larson ... "My plant is also flowering at the moment.
(I recently put on the T. Wight Dragon tag on a plant which was procured mounted on a stick as T. exserta X chiapensis. It was a tiny pup and struggled - and flowered rather poorly probably 2 or 3 or so years ago. I found the reference to this cross on the BCR only recently and added that to the label - just before it started to flower.)
The way this plant has grown this time, and flowered this time, makes me think that this is what it does - though it will probably take the next flowering to be sure it is at full size. Maybe, as no-one seems to recognise it like this, it may grow bigger."