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  Aechmea tayoensis Gilmartin
  Family Name : Bromeliaceae

 
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Shrub (Herbaceous), Epiphyte
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Perennial
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Autotrophic
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Ecuador
      Native Habitat :
      Terrestrial
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Tropical, Sub-Tropical / Monsoonal
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: A herbaceous shrub grows over 1.2 m in diameter, with a rosette growth form.
      Foliage: Leaf blades are green and broad, and the leaf petioles are red and spiny. The foliage will develop red color in high light.
      Flowers: The inflorescence emerges from the center of the plant, consisting of yellow flowers and pinkish-orange bracts which are spiny.
      Habitat :
      Amazonian mainland forest.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      None
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Foliage, Ornamental Form
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      Parks & Gardens, Focal Plant, Container Planting
      Usage Hazards / Cons :
      Spines/Thorns - Leaf, Spines/Thorns - Flower
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun, Semi-Shade
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
      Propagation Method :
      Seed
  • Foliar
    • Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green, Red
      Foliar Type :
      Simple / Unifoliate
      Foliar Arrangement Along Stem :
      Spiral
      Foliar Attachment to Stem :
      Petiolate
      Foliar Margin :
      Entire - Wavy / Undulate
      Leaf Area Index (LAI) * for Green Plot Ratio :
      3.5 (Shrub & Groundcover - Monocot)
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Colour(s) :
      Orange, Red, Yellow / Golden
      Flower Grouping :
      Cluster / Inflorescence
      Flower Location :
      Terminal

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