Aechmea bromeliifolia
Aechmea bromeliifolia.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Bromeliaceae
Genus: Aechmea
Subgenus: Aechmea subg. Macrochordion
Species:
A. bromeliifolia
Binomial name
Aechmea bromeliifolia
Varieties
Synonyms[1]
  • Tillandsia bromeliifolia Rudge
  • Macrochordion bromeliifolium (Rudge) Beer
  • Hoiriri bromeliifolia (Rudge) Kuntze

Aechmea bromeliifolia is a bromeliad native to southern Mexico, Central America, Trinidad, and South America as far south as northern Argentina.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

Description

Aechmea bromeliifolia can be found growing on the ground or as an epiphyte both in hot jungles and in arid regions at an altitude of up to 2,500 feet. It grows bright green leaves that have prominent spines and a bottle-shaped rosette. The branched inflorescence bears red bracts with greenish-yellow petals; the flowers are followed by black berries that are considered edible. The red form of this plant is sometimes sold as Aechmea Schiedeana.[10]

Cultivars

References

  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Versieux, L.M. & Wendt, T. (2006). Checklist of Bromeliaceae of Minas Gerais, Brazil, with notes on taxonomy and endemism. Selbyana 27: 107-146.
  3. ^ Sant'Ana Melhem, T., das Graças Lapa Wanderley, M., Ehlin Martins, S., Jung-Mendaçolli, S.L., Shepherd, G.J. & Kirizawa, M. (eds.) (2007). Flora Fanerogâmica do Estado de São Paulo 5: 1-476. Instituto de Botânica, São Paulo.
  4. ^ Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
  5. ^ Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
  6. ^ Martinelli, G., Magalhães Vieira, C., Gonzalez, M., Leitman, P., Piratininga, A. Ferreira da Costa, A. & Campostrini Forzza, R. (2008). Bromeliaceae da Mata Atlântica Brasileira: lista de espécies, distribuição e conservação. Rodriguésia; Revista do Instituto de Biologia Vegetal, Jardim Botânico e Estaçao Biologica do Itatiaya 59: 209-258.
  7. ^ Aguirre-Santoro, Julian; Betancur, Julio (2008). "Sinopsis del Género Aechmea (Bromeliaceae) para Colombia" [Synopsis of Aechmea (Bromeliaceae) for Colombia]. Caldasia (in Spanish). 30 (2): 265–288. ISSN 0366-5232. JSTOR 23641894.
  8. ^ Versieux, L.M., Wendt, T., Batista Louzada, R. & das Graças Lapa Wanderley, M. (2008 publ. 2009). Bromeliaceae da Cadeia do Espinhaço. Megadiversidade 4: 98-110.
  9. ^ Krömer, Thorsten; Kessler, Michael; Holst, Bruce K.; Luther, Harry E.; Gouda, Eric J.; Ibisch, Pierre L.; Till, Walter; Vásquez, Roberto (1 October 1999). "Checklist of Bolivian Bromeliaceae with Notes on Species Distribution and Levels of Endemism". Selbyana. 20 (2): 201–223. ISSN 2689-0682. JSTOR 41760025.
  10. ^ Padilla, Victoria (1973). Bromeliads. New York: Crown Publishers. pp. 60. ISBN 0517562413.
  11. ^ BSI Cultivar Registry Archived 2009-12-02 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 11 October 2009

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