0861.000 Aechmea Ruiz & Pav.

Staples, G.W. & Herbst, D.R. (2005) A Tropical Garden Flora; plants cultivated in the Hawaiian islands and other tropical places. Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Description of the genus

Epiphytes, usually without stems, offsets usually present. Leaves in dense rosettes; margins usually spiny. Inflorescence branched or not; stalk usually well developed; bracts colourful and persistent. Flowers in ranks, whorled or in random order. Fruit a fleshy coloured berry.

Worldwide: C. 170 species throughout Central and South America and the Caribbean.

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

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comata (Gaudich.) Baker
mexicana Baker

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Aechmea
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Aechmea
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Aechmea
Wikipedia: Aechmea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Aechmea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Aechmea

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Aechmea.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2443, retrieved 5 October 2022

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