Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Bromeliad flowers

I photographed these Bromeliad flowers, called by some pineapple flowers, in a friend's garden a little while ago. Bromeliads are members of a plant family known as Bromeliaceae (bro-meh-lee-AH-say-eye). The family contains over 3000 described species in approximately 56 genera. The most well known bromeliad is the pineapple, although the pineapple is the only edible one of the family. For more information, visit Bromeliad Society International.


6 comments:

  1. I do love the color and what a beautiful looking flower, have never seen this before.

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  2. Wow, those are gorgeous. Great macros Jonker.

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  3. I love these plants. Some of the species have such beautiful leaves too.

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  4. I always find the leaves of the bromeliad to be so insignificant... but when they flower !? well that's another story .... great captures of a vibrant flower!!!
    Gena D
    Thinking Aloud

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  5. My! What beautiful flowers. I don't think I have seen anything like that before!!

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