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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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6 -- 8 -- color) Among the plants you'll find at the university's garden are bromeliads, left and center, a plant that belongs to the pineapple family; and salvia, a popular type of sage noted for its blue flowers.
Leonard Kent, founder of Kent's Bromeliad Nursery, has filled his garden in Vista, California, with naturalized bromeliads.
Many different kinds of ants also live in the roots, stems, and branches of bromeliads.
As a result, during the bromeligen anurans evolutionary history, natural selection probably favoured the ability of evaluate bromeliads as egg-laying sites (Oliveira and Navas, 2004).
During the midst of this record-breaking winter, those concerned with bromeliad conservation wondered if such extreme weather conditions could have an adverse effect on the Mexican bromeliad weevil population, perhaps to the extent of diminishing the damage to the bromeliads by the weevil.
Leaves intercepted by bromeliads become an important energy and matter resource for invertebrate communities (Maloney and Lamberti, 1995; Yanoviak, 1999) and the plant itself (Ngai and Srivastava, 2006).
Epiphytic bromeliads inhabit relatively nutrient and water deprived environments (Luettge, 1985; Benzing, 1990; Zotz and Hietz, 2001).
The nursery specializes in orchids and bromeliads for the retail and wholesale market.
Approximately half of all bromeliads are epiphytes, and plants successfully grow under such conditions due to their capability to develop strategies to intercept, absorb and store rainwater efficiently (BENZING, 2000).