Puya alpestris

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Puya alpestris
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Bromeliaceae
Genus: Puya
Species: P. alpestris
Binomial name
Puya alpestris
(Poepp.) Gay

Puya alpestris is a species of bromeliad native to Chilean Andes and grown as an ornamental plant. It produces a clump of gray-green, spike-edged leaves and bolts a tall inflorescence containing many flowers. The flower is an unusual teal color with bright light orange pollen.

Puya alpestris flowers at the Huntington Desert Garden in San Marino, California.


  • Steens, A. & Y. Cave. (2003) Bromeliads for the Contemporary Garden. Portland: Timber Press, page 132.

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