family Bromeliaceae


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Noun1.family Bromeliaceae - a family of tropical American plants of order Xyridales including several (as the pineapple) of economic importancefamily Bromeliaceae - 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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Such resistance to fire disturbance is a characteristic of many rosette plants (McIntyre et al 1995), including a wide range of species in the family Bromeliaceae (Benzing 2000), such as Cryptanthus, Dyckia and Encholirium (native of Brazil), Ayensua and Brocchinia (from highland habitats in Guyana), and Hechtia (Mexico).
Plants of the family Bromeliaceae, known as bromeliads, are especially adapted to develop phytotelmata, small bodies of water held in central structures formed by the characteristic arrangement of overlapping leaves in hollow rosettes (Fish, 1983).
Smith (1971) in his monography of the family Bromeliaceae in the Neotropics reported for Venezuela 200 genera and 274 species, 27 of them belonging to Aechmea.