Bromeliaceae

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Noun1.Bromeliaceae - a family of tropical American plants of order Xyridales including several (as the pineapple) of economic importanceBromeliaceae - a family of tropical American plants of order Xyridales including several (as the pineapple) of economic importance
liliopsid family, monocot family - family of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
Commelinales, order Commelinales, order Xyridales, Xyridales - an order of monocotyledonous herbs
Ananas, genus Ananas - a genus of tropical American plants have sword-shaped leaves and a fleshy compound fruits composed of the fruits of several flowers (such as pineapples)
Bromelia - the type genus of the family Bromeliaceae which includes tropical American plants with deeply cleft calyx
genus Tillandsia, Tillandsia - large genus of epiphytic or terrestrial sparse-rooting tropical plants usually forming dense clumps or pendant masses
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a) Percentage of quadrats covered by bromiliad leaves or occupied by their bases, and b) Percentage of quadrats without bromeliads that are covered by litter, herbs, and others (ant-nests, cattle-dung, or bare ground).