Bromeliaceae

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Bromeliales
Family: Bromeliaceae

Bromeliads include epiphytes, such as Spanish moss, and ground plants, such as the pineapple. Many bromeliads have a "cup" formed by their tightly-overlapping leaves, in which they store water. However, the family is diverse enough to include the cup-type epiphytes, grey-leaved Tillandsias (which gather water only from leaf structures called trichomes), and even a large number of desert-dwelling succulents.

The largest bromeliad is Puya raimondii (growing way too tall for your backyard), and the smallest is probably Tillandsia usneoides, or 'Spanish moss'.

References

http://biodiversity.uno.edu/delta/angio/www/bromelia.htm
as of 2002-06-18
| Bromeliad Society International

Genera

  • Abromeitiella
  • Acanthostachys
  • Aechmea
  • Ananas
  • Androlepis
  • Araeococcus
  • Ayensua
  • Billbergia
  • Brewcaria
  • Brocchinia
    • reducta
  • Bromelia
  • Canistrum
  • Catopsis
  • Chevaliera
  • Connellia
  • Cottendorfia
  • Cryptanthus
  • Deinacanthon
  • Deuterocohnia
  • Disteganthus
  • Dyckia
  • Encholirium
  • Fascicularia
  • Fernseea
  • Fosterella
  • Glomeropitcairnia
  • Greigia
  • Guzmania
  • Hechtia
  • Hohenbergia
  • Hohenbergiopsis
  • Lamprococcus
  • Lindmania
  • Lymania
  • Macrochordion
  • Mezobromelia
  • Navia
  • Neoglaziovia
  • Neoregelia
  • Nidularium
  • Ochagavia
  • Ortgiesia
  • Orthophytum
  • Pepinia
  • Pitcairnia
  • Platyaechmea
  • Podaechmea
  • Portea
  • Pseudaechmea
  • Pseudananas
  • Puya
  • Quesnelia
  • Ronnbergia
  • Steyerbromelia
  • Streptocalyx
  • Tillandsia
  • Vriesia
  • Wittrockia

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