|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Liliopsida||Monocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family|
|Subclass||Zingiberidae||Gingers and related plants|
|Order||Bromeliales||Bromeliads: tropical plants adapted to limited water, often epiphytes|
|Family||Bromeliaceae||Bromelias: tropical and subtropical plants, the best known being pineapple|
|Genus||Neoregelia||Named for Eduard August von Regel, director of St. Petersburg Botanic Gardens in Russia (1815-1892)|
About plant names...
Neoregelias are members of the bromeliad family, and are from eastern Brazil. This cultivated variety is not
found in the wild. It is a cross between Neoregelia ‘Catherine Wilson’ and N. carolinae.
Identification: Plants are up to 8" (20 cm) high × 22" (55 cm)
around, with thick,
shiny leaves emerging from the center of the plant. The leaves have a patchwork of burgundy tints, and form a small watertight center which
stores rainwater. Flowers appear in the center,
and may be red, pink, purple, or magenta.
Neoregelia ‘Maya’ on Jack’s Bromeliads
Neoregelia ‘Maya’ on registry.bsi.org
Neoregelia ‘Maya’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 12 Oct 2018.
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4/6/2011 · Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens, Baltimore, MD
≈ 24 × 16" (62 × 41 cm)
Range: Zones 10-11:
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