Native Bromeliads of Florida

Native Bromeliads of Florida

by Harry E Luther, David H Benzing


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ISBN-13: 9781561649679
Publisher: Pineapple Press, Inc.
Publication date: 12/01/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 11

I About Florida's Bromeliads 15

What is a bromeliad? 17

Vegetative structure 20

Photosynthesis and leaf form 23

The leaf scale 27

Reproduction 31

Florida's bromeliads versus its other epiphytes 32

Do bromeliads ever harm their hosts? 36

Florida as a habitat for bromeliads 40

The importance of bromeliads in Florida habitats 43

Conservation status and threats 47

Naturalized bromeliads 51

Cultivating Florida's natives 53

Identification keys 58

II Descriptions of the Species and Hybrids 65

Catopsis berteroniana 66

Catopsis floribunda 68

Catopsis nutans 70

Guzmania monostachia 72

Tillandsia balbisiana 75

Tillandsia bartramii 78

Tillandsia fasciculata 80

Tillandsia fasciculata var. clavispica 83

Tillandsia fasciculata var. densispica 83

Tillandsia fasciculata var. fasciculata 84

Tillandsia fasciculata var. densispica forma alba 84

Tillandsia flexuosa 85

Tillandsia paucifolia 87

Tillandsia pruinosa 89

Tillandsia recurvata 91

Tillandsia setacea 93

Tillandsia simulata 95

Tillandsia usneoides 96

Tillandsia utriculata 99

Tillandsia utriculata supsp. utriculata forma utriculata 102

Tillandsia utriculata subsp. Utricuiata forma variegata 102

Tillandsia variabilis 103

Tillandsia x fioridana 105

Tillandsia x smalliana 107

Cited Literature and Suggested Readings 111

Glossary 113

Index 121

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