New bi-generic genus: X Racindsia.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Bromeliaceae (Identification and classification)
Cultivars (Identification and classification)
Author: Lawn, Geoff
Pub Date: 05/01/2009
Publication: Name: Journal of the Bromeliad Society Publisher: Bromeliad Society International Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Biological sciences Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2009 Bromeliad Society International ISSN: 0090-8738
Issue: Date: May-June, 2009 Source Volume: 59 Source Issue: 3
Geographic: Geographic Scope: Japan Geographic Code: 9JAPA Japan
Accession Number: 219822498
Full Text: In February, 2009 a nothogenus, X Racindsia (Racinaea x Tillandsia), was recorded in the Bromeliad Cultivar Registry under ICBN rules (Vienna Code 2006). Hybridist Hiroyuki Takizawa of Tokyo, Japan coined this combination name from:

Racinaea M A Spencer & L B Smith, Phytologia 74(2): 151-160. 1993 and

Tillandsia L., Sp. pl.:286. 1753

The registered cultivar is X Racindsia 'La Mano Magica,' bred in 2001.

Seed parent: Tillandsia dyeriana Andre. Refs: Enum. Bromel. 8. 13 Dec. 1888; Revue

Hort. 60: 568. 16 Dec. 1888.

Pollen parent: Racinaea crispa (Baker) M.A. Spencer & L.B. Smith. Phytologia 74 (2); 151-160. 1993.

This tillandsioid cultivar has tubular clustering rosettes 6 cm. wide to 18cm. tall at maturity. The semi-pendant or arching inflorescence can reach 12cms. long. In the following article Hiroyuki Takizawa's personal story explains in detail his quest in breeding this unique hybrid.

Geoff Lawn, BSI Cultivar Registrar
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