Quesnelia testudo

COMMON NAME

Turtlehead, Winter Torch Bromeliad

TYPE

Bromeliad

FAMILY

Bromeliaceae

NOTES

It has a well-formed rosette of about 20 plain green leaves. These leaves have lightly serrated edges and are tipped by a sharp spine. The bloom reaches about a foot high. The inflorescence bears rosy red bracts and violet or white petals.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Brazil

NATIVE HABITAT

Growing on trees in virgin Atlantic forests

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

garden.org



Quesnelia testudo