Aechmea paniculigera

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Aechmea paniculigera
Aechmea paniculigera 20090530.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Bromeliaceae
Subfamily: Bromelioideae
Genus: Aechmea
Species: A. paniculigera
Binomial name
Aechmea paniculigera
(Swartz) Grisebach
Synonyms[1]
  • Bromelia paniculigera Sw.
  • Hohenbergia paniculigera (Sw.) Baker
  • Bromelia paniculata J.F.Gmel.
  • Bromelia latifolia Willd. ex Schult. & Schult.f.
  • Aechmea columnaris André
  • Aechmea latifolia (Willd. ex Schult. & Schult.f.) Klotzsch ex Baker
  • Aechmea chromatica C.H.Wright

Aechmea paniculigera is a species in the genus Aechmea. It grows in Colombia, Venezuela and Jamaica.[1][2][3][4]

Description[edit]

Colour photo of a plant with a dozen long pink and green streaked leaves some of them curled almost into pipes, and one central flower spike with many small white flowers.
In flower, with a pool of water trapped at the base of the leaf

The pools of water trapped at the base of its leaves are home to various creatures including young bromeliad crabs and Damselfly.[5]

Flowers
Open Flowers

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
  3. ^ Aguirre-Santoro, J. & Betancur, J. (2008). Sinopsis del Género Aechmea (Bromeliaceae) para Colombia. Caldasia 30: 265-288.
  4. ^ Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  5. ^ retrieved 29 July 2009 Archived 7 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine.