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Image of Aechmea

Gerald L. Klingaman

(Aechmea , Foster's Freckles Aechmea, Foster's Freckles Bromeliad)

Resulting from a cross of the bromeliads Aechmea fendleri and A. orlandiana, 'Foster's Freckles' is a tender tropical perennial grown primarily for its lush speckled foliage. It forms a tall rosette of leathery, upright, broadly lance-shaped leaves with burgundy-brown spots. The light green leaves are edged with small sharp spines. The rosette may send forth a tall thick flower stem topped by a large spike-like cluster of small white blooms with showy scarlet bracts. The...

Image of Aechmea aquilega photo by: Gerald L. Klingaman

Gerald L. Klingaman

(Aechmea , Bromeliad)

The eagle aechmea is a tender evergreen perennial grown for its exotic blooms and handsome foliage. Native to moist tropical forests in northern South America, Central America, and the Caribbean, this bromeliad produces large, long-lasting, dome-shaped clusters of yellow flowers. At each cluster's base is a long red bract shaped like an eagle's beak. The tall, arching, light green, strap-shaped leaves are arranged in rosettes, whose bases for a central, water-collecting "cup." The leaves are edged...

(Aechmea, Bromeliad)

Chantinii bromeliad is a tender evergreen perennial grown primarily for its showy striped leaves and brightly hued bloom. This epiphyte grows in trees in the lowland Amazonian rain forest. The stiff, broadly strap-shaped, spine-edged leaves are olive-green or mid-green with broad horizontal bands of silver or darker green. Banding may also be maroon. The leaves are arranged in an upright rosette, with the leaf bases forming a water-holding "cup" at the rosette's center. In summer the rosette bears...

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James Burghardt

(Aechmea, Black Aechmea, Black Chantinii Bromeliad)

Bromeliad 'Black Chantinii' is a tender evergreen perennial grown primarily for its showy striped leaves and brightly hued bloom. It is a cultivar of an epiphytic species that grows in trees in the lowland Amazonian rain forest. The stiff, broadly strap-shaped, spine-edged leaves are dark maroon with broad horizontal bands of silver. The leaves are arranged in an upright rosette, with the leaf bases forming a water-holding "cup" at the rosette's center. In summer the rosette bears a tall, branched,...

Image of Aechmea fasciata photo by: Carol Cloud Bailey

Carol Cloud Bailey

(Aechmea , Bromeliad, Urn Plant, Vase Plant)

Urn plant is a tree-dwelling tropical bromeliad native to Brazil. In its native habitat it lives under the rain forest canopy where it clings to tree branches and trunks. Plant enthusiasts grow it for its ornamental leaves and long-lasting pink blooms.

The huge, lance-shaped leaves of this Aechmea are gray green and silver with subtle horizontal stripes and spiny edges. They are bowed and often curve downward as they lengthen. Each plant produces one very long-lasting flower spike...

Image of Aerides houlletiana photo by: Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

(Aerides, Orchid)

The rich green foliage of this unique orchid sits atop a chain-like mass of long roots and bears a cluster of deliciously fragrant gold and fuchsia flowers in early summer. Houllet's aerides is a fairly large evergreen epiphytic orchid native to the hot, sultry lowlands of Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. It has a growth habit that is called vandaceous (like Vanda orchids) with extremely long aerial roots and a fan-like leaf mass atop the stem-like pseudobulb.

The leaves are short,...

Image of Aerides quinquevulnera photo by: Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

(Aerides, Orchid)

The graceful aerides-with-five-wounds orchid bears a fragrant drooping cluster of small, ivory and fuchsia-violet spotted blossoms in summer and autumn. A large evergreen epiphytic orchid, this species is native to forested tropical highlands of Malaysia and the Philippines. It grows from a short pseudobulb with dangling aerial roots that clasp to tree trunks for support.

The medium green leaves are leathery and strap-like with two lobes at their ends. In early summer into fall, a long drooping...

Image of Aeschynanthus radicans photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Lipstick Basket Vine, Lipstick Plant)

Vibrant lipstick-red flowers adorn the sprawling stems of this tree-dweller ("epiphyte") from moist forests of Malaysia. In nature it grows in trunk crotches and other arboreal niches where leaf litter accumulates.

Pairs of glossy deep green leaves crowd the long, lax stems of this evergreen perennial. They may blush burgundy-purple in relatively hot, sunny sites. Pairs of dark red to nearly black buds develop at the branch tips, opening into tubular, hairy, vivid red blooms with five lobes,...

Image of Angraecum eburneum photo by: Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

(Angraecum Orchid, Comet Orchid)

With fantastic drooping stems lined with apple green and white flowers, Angraecum eburneum is a large clump-forming orchid that bedazzles from mid-autumn through to winter. A tropical orchid native to the highly moist forests of eastern Madagascar and eastern coastal Africa, its long flower parts are pollinated by hawk moths at night. The starry flowers have long "tails" which is why its common name is the comet orchid.

This epiphyte is rarely found growing on moist rocks, making some...

Image of Ansellia africana photo by: Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

(African Ansellia, Leopard Orchid)

A magnificent large orchid with spotted flowers in late spring and summer, leopard orchid also has a white root mass that forms a bucket-like clump that naturally vegetates treetops. A cold-tender evergreen from the drier forests across all of tropical sub-Saharan Africa, from the coastal plains to interior highlands, it is varies widely in flower color.

The giant plant produces many cane-like noded pseudobulbs that carry six to seven strap-like green leaves. From late spring to summer, each...