Tillandsia malyi Click thumbnails for full size, scaled to a new window.
Peter Tristram 06/13. "T. malyi aff."
Derek Butcher 07/14. "8 years from import to flower!"
George Nieuwenhoven 03/17 ex. Derek Butcher
George Nieuwenhoven 04/17 fully open
Peter Tristram ... "You have done well to bloom this delightful species in the tectorum group. Unfortunately it, like tomekii which is also in that group, does not thrive in my humid conditions, obviously liking Adelaide and also doing well in Melbourne I have noticed. There is certainly not much of it around in Australia and likely never will be! The only source (for me) was in Europe, primarily from Lotte and that door has now closed."