Vriesea Aussie Royal Hawaiian
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Vriesea Aussie Royal Hawaiian
fosteriana x bleheri, unknown breeder, registered by D.Butcher.
See also Vriesea Nissa, which looks very similar but with reported reverse parentage.
Please note DD1111. article.
This plant was originally labelled 'Royal Hawiian' but seems to be nothing like the David Shiigi hybrid of that name.
Recently seed from a real 'Royal Hawaiian' have been raised in Australia by Cheryl Basic, but seed from a hybrid do not grow up to be the same as the parents. There were mixed results and unfortunately some growers have simply called these 'Royal Hawaiian' also.

Photos Ross Little 11/11.

Updated 17/11/11