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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

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 select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Cultivated Only

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. This will persist from cultivation or from dumped plants.

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Aechmea bracteata has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Snake Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present 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