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Wittrockia

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Bromeliaceae
Higher classification  Bromeliads
Order  Poales
Subfamily  Bromelioideae
Rank  Genus
Wittrockia Wittrockia
Similar  Bromeliads, Fernseea, Canistrum, Ronnbergia, Edmundoa

Wittrockia garden plants


Wittrockia is a genus of the botanical family Bromeliaceae, subfamily Bromelioideae.

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The genus name is for Veit Bracher Wittrock, a Swedish botanist (1839-1914).

These plants are native to Central America and South America. Many species are endemic to the Atlantic Forest biome (Mata Atlantica Brasileira), located in southeastern Brazil.

Wittrockia Wittrockia Leopardinum

Description

Wittrockia FCBS Bromeliad Photo Index Database Search Results

Wittrockia is large among bromeliad genera, producing long, glossy leaves armed with sharp spines. Forming rosettes over 1 meter in diameter, the foliage may contain various colors of spots and banding, depending on species.

Their inflorescence blooms deep in the vase where the plant catches water.

Species

  • Wittrockia cyathiformis (Vellozo) Leme
  • Wittrockia gigantea (Baker) Leme
  • Wittrockia paulistana Leme
  • Wittrockia spiralipetala Leme
  • Wittrockia superba Lindman
  • Wittrockia tenuisepala (Leme) Leme
  • Cultivation

    Wittrockia Bromeliads in Australia Wittrockia cyathiformis

    Wittrockia species are adaptable to varying climates and light exposure. Their attractive foliage has made them popular in cultivation as an ornamental plant.

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    Wittrockia Bromeliads in Australia Wittrockia superba
    Wittrockia Bromeliads in Australia Wittrockia Leopardinum

    References

    Wittrockia Wikipedia


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