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×Orthotanthus BROMELIACEAE

  • U. EggliEmail author
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The nothogenus is presented in short form, including bibliographical citation, synonymy, parent genera, and etymology.

×Orthotanthus L. E. Smith (J. Bromeliad Soc. 38(2): 75, 1983). — Distr: Cultivated only.

= Orthophytum × Cryptanthus. Smith (1983) lists the cultivar ‘What’ with the parentage O. saxicola var. rubra × Cryptanthus ‘It’, and Giroux (2009) described the cultivar ‘Blazing Bonsai’ with the parentage O. navioides (now classified as Sincoraea) × C. microglazioui.


  1. Giroux, L. (2009) An unusual bigeneric hybrid with C.[ryptanthus] microglaziouii [sic!]. Cryptanthus Soc. J. 24(1): 18–19, ills.Google Scholar
  2. Smith, E. L. (1983) Bigeneric hybrids — A listing. J. Bromeliad Soc. 33(2): 69–75. Scholar

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  1. 1.Sukkulenten-Sammlung ZürichGrün Stadt ZürichZürichSwitzerland

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