The genus Ursulaea was segregated from Aechmea in 1994 to contain two species of Bromeliads. U. tuitensis is the more succulent of the two, with slightly thickened, glossy leaves, that can blush a lovely red when grown in bright light. HBG 76220, tissue-cultured plants from one originally from the late bromeliad collector and talented botanical artist Dorothy Byer, February 22, 1994. $8.
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