0853.000 Billbergia Thunb.

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

Epiphytic, rock-dwelling or terrestrial herbs, offsets often present. Leaves in funnel-shaped or tubular rosettes fleshy, often banded or spotted with scales; bases sheathing; margins spiny; apex broad. Inflorescence sometimes branched; scape curved; apex usually pendent; stalk often scaly; scape bracts large, often reddish. Flower bracts small or absent. Fruit a berry.

Worldwide: C. 55 species, native from southern Mexico to northern Argentina.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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nutans H.Wendl. ex Regel

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

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: Billbergia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2447, retrieved 5 October 2022

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