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bromeliad,

common name for plants of the family Bromeliaceae (pineapplepineapple,
common name for one member of and for the Bromeliaceae, a family of chiefly epiphytic herbs and small shrubs native to the American tropics and subtropics. The spiny leaves of various species of the genus Ananas
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Plants of this genus grow on the ground and have a simple structure and are annuals, differing from bromeliads, which comprise mainly perennial epiphytic plants with a complex structure.
Many of the massed red and green bromeliads came from after-Christmas sales of Selby Gardens' holiday bromeliad tree.
Don works at the school as a groundsman and in the run-up to the show pupils helped water and tend to some of the giant Bromeliads.
The two most common substrates used at San Javier, bromeliads and Psychotria cartagenensis, seemed to differ substantially in mean height, and the differences in daily predation rate found between the substrates could be attributed to substrate height and not to type of substrate per se.
We can dream of getting out and becoming a force helping conserve bromeliads in their native habitats, but we have little money to do this.
From 2005 to 2007, we sampled 373 bromeliads belonging to ten species.
While following a mixed-species flock foraging in pine-oak (Pinus-Quercus) forest, we observed a strong-billed woodcreeper probing a bromeliad on a branch of an oak (Quercus) tree ca.
Bromeliads, known as 'stars in the forest', are inexpensive, easy to grow and require very little care.
Succulents, including cactuses, and bromeliads are survivors.
As floor space is usually limited consider hanging displays and especially air plants that are content to grow on a log or a piece of bark or grow epiphytic bromeliads in decorative open-weave baskets lined with Spanish moss.
Arriving at the Ecoposada, the eco-friendly hostel that would be their home for the next three clays, the students exiting the bus commented on the briskness of the air and pointed to the pine trees, the likes of which they had never seen After a quick tour of the hostel, where the children admired the organic shade grown coffee plants and the citrus and banana trees, two resident UAPitos led the group to a family-run nursery where they have been conducting research on the reproductive habits of orchids and bromeliads Each group of visitors listened to descriptions of the over 50 bromeliad and orchid species found in the area.
Bromeliads create microhabitats for frogs and insects by funneling and storing water in the center of the plant.