Ananas bracteatus

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Ananas bracteatus
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Ananas bracteatus fruit
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Bromeliaceae
Subfamily: Bromelioideae
Genus: Ananas
Species: A. bracteatus
Binomial name
Ananas bracteatus
Synonyms[1]
  • Ananassa bracteata Lindl.
  • Bromelia silvestris Vell.
  • Ananas sagenaria (Arruda) Schult. & Schult.f.
  • Ananassa sagenaria D.Dietr.
  • Ananas silvestris (Vell.) F.J.Müll.
  • Pseudananas sagenarius (Arruda) Camargo
  • Ananas fritzmuelleri Camargo

Ananas bracteatus (common name, red pineapple) is a species of the pineapple. It is native to South America (Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay, Ecuador).[1][2][3]

Ananas bracteatus is grown as an ornamental plants for its decorative red fruit. The leaves are long with sharp spines, so it can be used as a protective hedge for home security. In colder places they can be grown indoors as a houseplant. It grows throughout Brazil at elevations of 140 to 320 metres (450–1,050 ft).

Description[edit]

Ananas bracteatus

Ananas bracteatus is a large terrestrial species of bromeliad that grows 100 centimetres (40 in) dark green leaves that fade red to pink when exposed to sunlight.[4] The long spiny leaves are characterized by "broad, cream and green, longitudinal stripes that are suffused with pink when grown in good light."[5] When it flowers it blossoms typical pineapple fruit; it is similar to Ananas comosus but far more prolific.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ da Costa, A.F. & Wendt, T. (2007). Bromeliaceae na região de Macaé de Cima, Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Rodriguésia; Revista do Instituto de Biologia Vegetal, Jardim Botânico e Estaçao Biologica do Itatiaya 58: 905-939.
  3. ^ Versieux, L.M., Wendt, T., Batista Louzada, R. & das Graças Lapa Wanderley, M. (2008 publ. 2009). Bromeliaceae da Cadeia do Espinhaço. Megadiversidade 4: 98-110.
  4. ^ Kramer, Jack (1976). Bromeliads The Colorful House Plants. Litton Educational Publishing, Inc. pp. 33; 100. ISBN 0-442-24518-1. 
  5. ^ Padilla, Victoria (1973). Bromeliads. New York: Crown Publishers. p. 32. ISBN 0517562413.