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bro·me·li·ad

 (brō-mē′lē-ăd′)
n.
Any of various mostly epiphytic tropical American plants of the family Bromeliaceae, usually having long stiff leaves, colorful flowers, and showy bracts. Bromeliads include the pineapple, Spanish moss, and many ornamentals.

[From New Latin Bromelia, type genus, after Olaf Bromelius (1639-1705), Swedish botanist.]

bromeliad

(brəʊˈmiːlɪˌæd)
n
(Plants) any plant of the tropical American family Bromeliaceae, typically epiphytes with a rosette of fleshy leaves. The family includes the pineapple and Spanish moss
[C19: from New Latin Bromelia type genus, after Olaf Bromelius (1639–1705), Swedish botanist]
broˌmeliˈaceous adj

bro•me•li•ad

(broʊˈmi liˌæd)

n.
any plant of the pineapple family.
[1865–70; < New Latin Bromeli(a) a genus (after Olaus Bromelius (1639–1705), Swedish botanist]
bro•me`li•a′ceous (-ˈeɪ ʃəs) adj.

bro·me·li·ad

(brō-mē′lē-ăd′)
Any of various tropical and subtropical plants found mainly in the Americas, usually having long, stiff leaves and colorful flowers. Many species of bromeliad grow on trees as epiphytes. The pineapple and Spanish moss are bromeliads.
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Water collects in the bromeliad, forming tiny ponds that the frog lays its eggs in.
Metamasius callizona (Chevrolat) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) is an invasive bromeliad-eating weevil destroying native bromeliad populations in Florida.
Although leaf litter is relevant to associated organisms and the plant itself, little attention has been given to factors, such as bromeliad structure, that could determine the amount of leaf litter retained by the plant as well as its effect on the invertebrate community.
The phytotelmata (leaf axils adapted to hold water and debris) in some bromeliad species could also be considered a protocarnivorous feature (Jolivet, 1998), by which plants provision nutrient though insect capture.
Many of the massed red and green bromeliads came from after-Christmas sales of Selby Gardens' holiday bromeliad tree.
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The BSI does not generate operating profits sufficient to fund significant conservation efforts--a recent grant of $500 to the German Bromeliad Society for ex-situ conservation effectively halved our conservation funds received over the past three years.
Additionally, we analyzed their spatial use of bromeliads, understanding that their morphology differences might influence their bromeliad occupancy.
Foster Bromeliad Identification Center at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, Florida.
006, n = 167), while the average abundance of scorpions per bromeliad did not differ significantly among sites (Pena Prieta = 1.