Tillandsia Purple Gem Click thumbnails for full size, scaled to a new window.
Tillandsia Purple Gem neglecta (red leaf form) x aeranthos (purple leaf form), registered October 2015.
BCR entry says "Mature small rosette to 14cm. diameter x 12cm. high. In strong light, stiff, grey-green / bronze short leaves tapering to a point. Arching inflorescence of rose pink floral bracts and purple flowers. Queensland, Barry Genn 1997.
Peter Tristram 09/12 as neglecta X aeranthos
Peter Tristram 09/15
Chris Larson 07/19
Chris Larson ... "The tag on this one says T.neglecta X aeranthos BG. Iím not sure who I got it from in Brisbane 2014." Bob Hudson ... "This also flowered for me and I got my plant from BG nice dark flowers. It will put on a great show when it grows into a clump." Ron Jell ... "Looks similar to my plant that is flowering now. I got it from Barry in April 2013 Barry had on my tag (neglecta 'dark red' x aeranthos var. mini purple)" Peter Tristram ... "It sure looks like this lovely baby is in need of a name! Baz... I posted a pic of this baby two years ago and it sure has extended. Hopefully it will clump like mad now, like neglecta."
Bruce Dunstan 08/19
Bruce Dunstan ... "Another lovely hybrid from Barry. My last plant produced 18 pups. Wonder how many Iíll get this time?"