Vriesea hybrid

COMMON NAME

Flaming sword (V. splendens) hieroglyphic bromeliad (V. hieroglyphica)

TYPE

Bromeliad

FAMILY

Bromeliaceae

NOTES

This genus is closely related to Guzmania. Both Guzmania and Vriesea have dry capsules that split open to release parachute like seeds similar to the Dandelion (Taraxacum sp.). They have no roots but have special hold fasts that do not take in any nutrients. All nutrients are taken in through the center "tank" made by a rosette of leaves. Within the Vriesea genus there are hundreds of different species and many more varieties and cultivars.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Mexico, Central America, South America and the West Indies

NATIVE HABITAT

Rainforest epiphyte

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

bromeliads.info

monaconatureencyclopedia.com



Vriesea hybrids