Tillandsia 'Ty' and 'Untyed'
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Tillandsia 'Ty' and 'Untyed'
'Ty' = ehlersiana x bulbosa, Isley.
'Untyed' = ehlersiana x ?, unknown hybridist.

'Ty', Chris Larson 09/14
Paul Isley, 'Ty' as registered.
Bruce Dunstan 11/18. 'Ty' ? - probably not.
Now registered as 'Untyed'.

Chris Larson 09/14 ... "From the Isley stable. This one I got from a Queenslander. It is not as fat as my other clones that I imported directly from Paul. But nice all the same."
Bruce Dunstan 11/18 ... "First flowering for me of Tillandsia Ty. It looks quite different to Paulís image on the BCR but I guess growing conditions and nutrition will change appearances, or this may have been a remake of the cross."
Derek Butcher 09/14 ... "I too would ask questions of 'Ty'. The inflorescence seems too elongated for either parent. Perhaps one of our experts in guessing parentage may have a suggestion."
Pam Butler 09/14 ... "Sorry Bruce, I may be the source of confusion. I notice it has one of my name tags on it. This is a plant that I bought from Bob Hudson many years ago as a T. ehlersiana hybrid and posted to Till. experts when it first flowered and the discussion said T. ehlersiana x bulbosa hence T. Ty but it is quite different to the Tillandsia Ty I later bought from Paul Isley at the Cairns Conference. Hope this clears up the confusion."
Geoff Lawn ... "This "non-Ty" has now been registered. Initially as 'Untied' then as 'Untyed'.
From BCR ... "T. 'Ty' - Mature, bulbous-based rosette to 25cm. diameter x 20cm. high. Flaring, spidery, channeled, grey-green leaves tapering to a point and scurfed, moreso at the inflated base. Erect, branched spike to 30cm. tall with 5-6 angled, narrow salmon pink-bracted "paddles" and violet flowers. Imported to Australia ex U.S.A. "many years ago" by Cairns grower Bob Hudson as T. "ehlersiana hybrid" but the source and breeder are unrecorded. In 2018 during discussion in Aussie Tillandsia forum, the parentage T. ehlersiana x bulbosa (=T. 'Ty') was proposed but rejected as not a match. Hence the word play in the registered name 'Untyed'. Reg. Doc. 9/2019 by Pam Butler. Country of origin: U.S.A."
From BCR ... "T. 'Untyed' - Mature, bulbous-based rosette to 25cm. diameter x 20cm. high. Flaring, spidery, channeled, grey-green leaves tapering to a point and scurfed, moreso at the inflated base. Erect, branched spike to 30cm. tall with 5-6 angled, narrow salmon pink-bracted "paddles" and violet flowers. Imported to Australia ex U.S.A. "many years ago" by Cairns grower Bob Hudson as T. "ehlersiana hybrid" but the source and breeder are unrecorded. In 2018 during discussion in Aussie Tillandsia forum, the parentage T. ehlersiana x bulbosa (=T. 'Ty') was proposed but rejected as not a match. Hence the word play in the registered name 'Untyed'. Reg. Doc. 9/2019 by Pam Butler. Country of origin: U.S.A."
Pam Butler 09/20 This is 'Untyed' in the middle with 'Ty' on the outsides. My 'Untyed' has grown better in a clump and with extra fertilizer.


Updated 17/10/20