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Aechmea bracteata (Sw.) Griseb.

Aechmea bracteata
Copyright by: George D. Gann
In habitat, northern Colombia, 2013

Family: Bromeliaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Epiphyte

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southern Mexico, Central America and northern South America; widely cultivated and sometimes naturalized elsewhere.

Map of Florida Locations

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Aechmea bracteata has been found in the following 3 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Snake Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only

Aechmea bracteata has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Monroe County (Keys) Not Native, Cultivated Only


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Aechmea bracteata
Copyright by: George D. Gann
In habitat, northern Colombia, 2013
Aechmea bracteata
Copyright by: George D. Gann
In habitat, northern Colombia, 2013
Aechmea bracteata
Copyright by: George D. Gann
Cultivated plants at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 2009
Coral Gables, Florida, USA