Archive for 'Bromeliaceae'

Fernseea itatiaiae

The very last couple of kilometres of road to the plateau of Itatiaia National Park is blocked by the park entrance, and even though you can drive to the camping site by the small dam, it’s not worth it! You’ll miss all the magnificent flora and fauna along the dirt road. In the rainy season […]

Fernseea itatiaiae

The very last couple of kilometres of road to the plateau of Itatiaia National Park is blocked by the park entrance, and even though you can drive to the camping site by the small dam, it’s not worth it! You’ll miss all the magnificent flora and fauna along the dirt road. In the rainy season […]

Bromelia sylvicola

This was the only bromeliad species I encountered while in the Pantanal. It’s a large plant and easy to see during flowering when the intense red leaves form around the inflorescence. The ones I found were in bloom – none had fruit. The ones I found grew in the edges of the grasslands, where low […]

Refugio Los Volcanes Bromeliad

This species can grow to huge specimens with enormous inflorescences that dangles in the wind. The specialised root system ensures the plant is like glued to the face of the rock. Altitude: 1062 metres.

Wild Pineapple (Ananas sp)

As I got close to the Huanchaca Plateau I noticed many new types of plants compared to further down the slopes of the plateau, and it seemed to increase as I closed in on the plateau itself. This species is also found on the pampas part of the park. Altitude: 795 metres. Please help me […]

Guzmania squarrosa

One of the most beautiful of the Bromeliads. It’s striking from afar and up close. I didn’t encounter any pollinator on it during my short encounter, perhaps because it was close to the ground, opposed to their normal location up on the branches? Altitude 2109 metres.

Guango Lodge plant 07 (Bromeliaceae)

This is one of the less conspicuous of the Bromeliads. Altitude 2700 metres. Please help me classify it – leave a comment 🙂

Tillandsia turneri

An endemic epiphyte that can be seen in large numbers on tree branches, but also on the ground like this one.

Connellia quelchii

This was only flowering specimen I could find, and it was growing in a very inaccessible location high on a boulder on the edge of Roraima facing Kukenan in the place called “Kukenan Window”. The plants were located inside a narrow overhang, so getting close to them was very hard, not to mention taking a […]

Lindmania guianensis

Grows along the path to Roraima. Please help me classify it – leave a comment 🙂