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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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OUR EXPERT ANSWERS YOUR QUESTIONS QMY bromeliad is producing baby plants.
The bromeliads had an average height (root base to shoot tip) of 76.22 cm and an average of 0.862 [m.sup.2] of foliar cover.
Field observations since 2010 have not indicated any reduction in damage caused to bromeliad populations by the weevil, even in the most northern part of the bromeliads' range.
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).
The presence of arthropods in tank bromeliads has long been recognized (Picado, 1913; Paoletti et al, 1991; Gomez, 1977; Cotgreave et al., 1993).
The aim of this study was to physiologically characterize the bromeliads Nidularium campo-alegrense Leme and Aechmea ornata Baker, as for the quantification of starch, carbohydrates, carotenoids and chlorophyll content, and density of trichomes and stomata; important physiological parameters in the analysis of plant metabolism.
Many of the massed red and green bromeliads came from after-Christmas sales of Selby Gardens' holiday bromeliad tree.
Bromeliads create microhabitats for nesting, reproduction, and food acquisition for many species including arthropods, amphibians, and mammals (Silverstone, 1973; Wittman, 2000; Ditgen et al., 2007).
One of the purposes of the BSI (that means you, the members--there is no one else involved) is to promote and maintain interest in the preservation of bromeliads. We now have a "conservation fund" set up, in 2008, to which you have been invited to contribute: