Tillandsia Tina Parr Click thumbnails for full size, scaled to a new window.
Tillandsia Tina Parr seleriana x ionantha by P.Isley.
Note, listed on above as reverse cross.
See also the BCR for an even greater range of differences.
Len Colgan. From Collectors Corner.
Cross repeated by Andrew Flower. First generation.
Steve Molnar 03/17 as T. seleriana x ionantha
Steve Molnar ... "I've had this one come into flower today and on the label is T. seleriana x ionantha. So looking that cross up brought me to the name of T.`Tina Parr'. It looks very similar to the picture shown on the BCR, but then I also looked up the reverse cross and some of those look similar too. Some times it is hard to get a clear distinction between some crosses as so many growing factors influence how the plants look. Anyway I'll add Tina Parr to the label unless someone else suggests otherwise." Ed: ... The experts' advice to Steve was yes, but! This cross has been made more than once, without knowing it's provenance things can get tricky. Also - could it be a wrongly labelled reverse cross; the variability of the grex and how many were released; then cultural differences.
Vic Przetocki 08/18 as seleriana x ionantha
Vic Przetocki 08/18 Tina Parr
Vic Przetocki ... "Iíve been growing the plant T. seleriana x ionantha for a long time, itís currently in flower and measures 15 cm tall with flower spike. T. Tina Parr which I am also growing is listed as having the same parentage but is different in size and flower spike. Can only assume that someone did the seleriana x ionantha at an earlier date and didnít bother to register it. Canít remember who I got it from, too far back in time." Derek Butcher ... "Such are the problems we face with hybrids. We do not know how many seed pods were involved when Tina Parr was born or what sort of selection took place." Chris Larson ... "In my experience RFI uses grex names when selling their Tillandsias, as do most growers that I know. Those that select and cast away are the exception. There is always variation within plants of the same cv name in my experience with RFI (which I find a good thing.) It is very likely, from my observation & from conversations with others, that sometimes their plants are remakes.
Also, others have done this cross.
My earlier imports of T. Tina Parr (ex-RFI) are differing in size & colour to the later ones (ex-RFI)."