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Aechmea fasciata

Aechmea fasciata (Lindl.) Baker

 

Urn Pine

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassZingiberidaeGingers and related plants
OrderBromelialesBromeliads: tropical plants adapted to limited water, often epiphytes
FamilyBromeliaceaeBromelias: tropical and subtropical plants, the best known being pineapple
GenusAechmeaName means “spear” in Greek
SpeciesfasciataUrn pine

About plant names...

Urn pine is a member of the bromeliad family, native to Brazil. They do not exist in the wild in North America.

Identification: This slow-growing plant grows to a height of 12-36" (30-91 cm), its roughly oval, silver-and-green leaves are 18-36" (45-91 cm) high and up to 24" (60 cm) around, forming the water-retaining “urn.” The showy flowers are 3-4" (7.6-10 cm) around, pink, with blue-purple tips. Spiny bracts are also pink. These plants can grow in the ground, or as epiphytes, growing in moss-covered nooks and crannies in trees.

Online References:

Aechmea fasciata on Dr. Giuseppe Mazza's PhotoMazza.com site

Aechmea fasciata on Wikipedia

Aechmea fasciata on Desert-tropicals.com

Aechmea fasciata at the University of Connecticut Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Plant Growth Facilities

Aechmea fasciata on CalPhotos

Aechmea fasciata description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.

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Aechmea fasciata (Urn Pine)

9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
≈ 17 × 12" (44 × 29 cm)

Aechmea fasciata (Urn Pine)

9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
≈ 12 × 8" (31 × 20 cm)

Aechmea fasciata (Urn Pine)

9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
≈ 15 × 10" (39 × 26 cm)

Range: Zones 10a-11:

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