Cryptanthus beuckeri Morren

Rosette small, loose, usually stemless. Leaves 10-12 cm long, 2-4 cm wide, distinctly stalked, spoon-shaped and tending to grow upwards, green or pale brown, mottled and cross-banded on the upper side, the underside heavily white scaled; margins wavy, finely toothed. Inflorescence stalkless, dense; flowers white.


Requires more warmth than other species.

Source: Christensen, T.; Butcher, D. (2005). Bromeliaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Poales
family       Bromeliaceae
genus        Cryptanthus Otto & A. Dietr.