Bromelia pinguin in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Bromelia pinguin is a large, perennial bromeliad with spikey fronds that grow up to two metres long. It often grows in dense colonies. It is native. Descriptions and articles about the Pinguin, scientifically known as Bromelia pinguin in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Overview; Distribution; Life Hist.

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In Puerto Rico it grows in areas that have between and mm of rainfall Francis, Chicago Natural History Museum, 24 1: Don’t need the entire report?

Beer Agallostachys pinguin L. Woodley and Janzen, ; Zuchowski, Datasheet Bromelia pinguin wild pineapple. It is also used to stabilize river banks near estuaries in Chiapas, Mexico Guess and Guess, Convention on Biological Diversity, Crop Protection, 65, Journal of Heredity, 22, It is common in lowland areas in Guatemala and on poorer soils in Trinidad Dodge, ; Standley and Steyermark, Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. Edible fruits of Bromelia plumieri and Bromelia pinguin from Chiapas.


It may also be introduced as an ornamental plant. International Journal of Food Properties, 20 1 Bromelia pinguin wild pineapple ; habit, in dry subtropical forest. In El Salvador, it is used to make gruel.

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National Germplasm Resources Laboratory. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Antibacterial activity of proteins extracted from the pulp of wild edible fruit of Bromelia pinguin L.

Journal of Plant Pathology, 89 3: Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which pingiin be selected by going to Generate Report.

The leaves of B. The family is divided into three subfamilies: Publisher Weinheim Year ISBN – Description An excellent and very comprehensive pinguih but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants.

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Generate a print friendly version containing only the sections you need. It is native to the Neotropical Region but has been introduced as an orname Journal of Natural History, 29 5: This process continues until a rosette flowers, usually after several years, and terminal inflorescence occurs.


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Cornell University Press, pp. Though some sources consider it native to Cuba, it is also recorded as pingujn, where it is invading forests and savannahs, displacing native vegetation and providing a niche for small invasive mammals.

Drawing of the flowering stem, from Collectanea botanica, Photograph by: It can grow in semi-shade light woodland or no shade. Annals of the Carnegie Brlmelia, Volume Tropical Ecology, 53 2 Beer Agallostachys pinguin L. Risk of Introduction Top of page B. It is hardy to zone UK