Ian Hook, Sydney 05/04. Giant form, possibly 'Apretado'
Chris Larson 11/16 as var. maxima*
*Chris Larson ... "T. ionantha var maxima Ė imported as T. ionantha 'Huamelula' back in the early 90ís."
Alan Phythian 11/17
Bob Hudson 10/17
Bob Hudson ... "Another beaut T. ionantha. It should have a name [Apricot Crush?]. Note the very dark nearly black petals." Tillandsia ionantha var. van_hyningii
Chris Larson 07/11.
Peter Tristram 10/14.
Nanette Collingwood 08/16
Chris Larson ... "Not often seen in colour & flower. Taken by me at Bob Hudsonís place during the World Bromeliad Conference." Peter Tristram ... "The variety Ďvan hyningiií isnít often posted and is slow growing plant. I gather it is not easy to find in Mexico now as the canyon where it grew is now a dam. Pam might know more. I have a few forms and Chris and I found a monster in Colombia at Gruberís."
Tillandsia ionantha var. zebrina
See also T. 'Zebrina'.
In 1994 this was included into the definition of T. ionantha - from a Botanists view it fits within the range of ionantha.
Shortly after, it was included in the Cultivar Registry as T. 'Zebrina' by Derek Butcher
as there were sufficient horticultural differences to warrant "keeping the name alive".
Now listed as T. 'Zebrina' a cv. of ionantha.
Peter Tristram 08/11
Bob Hudson 12/12
Greg Aizlewood 09/14 as 'variegated form'
Tillandsia ionantha var. stricta
Peter Tristram 10/12.
Chris Larson 11/16 ex. Isley
Peter Tristram ... "This is what I got as T. ionantha Rosita in the mid '80s and what Chris sold (still sells) as v. stricta a few years ago. Very similar if not identical. I have Rositas from a few sources and they vary only in size but the overall shape and leaf density is pretty consistent, and reddness if grown bright. Chris has sold some that look like larger 'v. stricta' too.
Great plants anyway - never have too many! Too many ionantha forms to name them all!" *Chris Larson ... "T. ionantha var maxima Ė imported as T. ionantha 'Huamelula' back in the early 90ís."