Tillandsia cacticola
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Tillandsia cacticola
Species, Peru.
Ken Woods 08/10.
Ray Clark 08/13.
Stephen Morgan 09/14
Andrew Flower 08/13 ex. Eric Gouda
Stephen Morgan ... "Baught as cacticola, but thin purple edge on petals ??"
Andrew Flower ... "Your plant looks much like one I have flowering here at present - grown from seed Eric Gouda sent me in September 2008 (according to my computer his label said cacticola number 143, or maybe that was his seedbank number).
Mine is quite a small plant: 8cm diameter, 32cm tall of which the inflorescence contributes 28cm. Spikes 5cm, flower 13mm dia, no scent discernable by a male nose.. See purple edge on petals."
Eric Gouda ... "Yes, it was the seed bank number, it was seed from my collection in 2008 and I can look into it if I have any data on it.
I have several wild clones and have to cross them to get seeds I suppose. It looks like a quite normal T. cacticola to me."

Pam Buttler 10/14. "I have two T. cacticola flowering at present.One I bought in Melb. and the other imported.The imported one is the much bigger plant and bract."
Rob Bower 10/17

Updated 24/09/18