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A catalogue of Bromeliads used for various projects by - © Lloyd Godman

This is a catalogue of bromeliads used by Lloyd godman for his various installations and photosynthesis projects - the collection of pants he accessed in New Zealand from 1996 - 2004 was collected from a wide range of sources, while most were brought from Greens Bromeliads, some were also donated by the Dunedin Botanical Gardens. Later in 2004 these plants were either sold or given away with his move to Australia.

Lloyd is at present re-establishing his collection where he now lives in Melbourne.

A Lexicon of Bromeliads: A resource by Lloyd Godman

Genus - Aechmea: Sub- family - Bromelioideae: Family - Bromeliad

Generally, Aechmeas form large urn shapes or tubular structures that hold reservoirs of water, however there are also some smaller plants. Many are epiphytes that can adapt to growing in the ground, but they need a free draining soil. The leaves are often heavily marked with silver trichomes and they produce colorful blooms which are short lived, but the inflorescence is long lasting. They are found across a huge range of habitats in central and south America. Many are hardy plants and many can withstand cooler temperatures and dryer conditions. Some have spectacular flowers which can last for months. If the flowers are pollinated the plant often forms colourful berries which contain an sticky jelly that is edible.

Plants are marked NZ for those collected in New Zealand - or Aust - for the new plants collected since coming to Australia

 

Aechmea pica
 




  Aechmea pica

Species/Cultivar: Cultivar

Seed parent plant: victoriana v. discolor

Pollen Parent Plant: recurvata

Taxonomic rank: Hybrid

Hybridizer:  Bullis? DeLeon?

Native distribution:

Habit: The plant has long slender serrated leaves - similar to Burgundy but the leave are much darker. The pups form on short stalons.

Leaf shape:

Leaf cross section:

Pigmentation:

Spines:

Trichomes:  

Axis:

Floral Bracts:

Rachis:

Bract on Stipe:

Primary Bract:

Internode:

Stipe:

Peduncle Bract:

Peduncle:

Inflorescence:

Flowers:

Petals:

Sepals:

Stamens:

Anther:

Stigma:

Pistil:

Pollen:

Roots:

Stalons:

Off sets:

Pollination:

Seed:

Germination:

Cultivation:

Fertilization: 

Collection: Aust

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bromeliad Work Sheet from Derek Butcher

 

plant stem high wide  
No. leaves shape    
sheath shape length width  
lepidote Adaxial lepidote Abaxial colour Adaxial  
colour Abaxial distinct from blade?    
blade shape length width  
lepidote Adaxial lepidote Abaxial colour Adaxial  
colour Abaxial keeled    
scape shape length thick  
hidden by bracts?      
scape bract sheath shape length width  
lepidote Adaxial lepidote Abaxial colour Adaxial  
colour Abaxial texture relation to stem  
relation to internodes keeled?    
scape bract blade shape length width  
lepidote Adaxial lepidote Abaxial colour Adaxial  
colour Abaxial texture Difference between upper and lower?  
Inflo poly / dist shape length  
width relation to leaves no. spikes  
axis shape thick colour  
lepidote internodes    
primary bract sheath shape length width  
lepidote Adaxial lepidote Abaxial colour Adaxial  
colour Abaxial texture keeled  
nerved      
Primary bract blade shape length width  
lepidote Adaxial lepidote Adaxial colour  
texture      
spike poly / distichous shape length  
width No. flowers peduncle  
Rhachis thick shape lepidote  
internodes visible?    
Floral bract blade shape length width  
lepidote Adaxial lepidote Abaxial colour  
texture      
Flower erect? length width  
pedicel? scented?    
Sepal shape length width  
lepidote Adaxial lepidote Abaxial colour  
texture relation to bract keeled  
nerved connate    
Petal shape length width  
colour Platte? Tube?  
Stamens exceed petal?      
Filament shape length colour  
Anther shape length how joined  
colour      
Pollen colour      
Style length Lobe shape Lobe size  
colour      
Ovary