Aechmea nudicaulis v. capitata BAB230
A nice form of this variable species which was collected by Berg and Anderson in Brazil. This form has stiff leaves, an upright, tubular shape, and the classic ’thumb-print’. The leaves are gray-green with silvery bands and the inflorescence is a compact cone with yellow flowers and bright red bracts.
An interesting species from the Amazon basin where it grows high in the forest canopy. Typical of many other Amazonian plants it is excessively spiny. Large, sturdy spines give the leaves a scalloped appearance. The plants grow tubular in shape and have grayish/brown, leathery leaves. The inflorescence is a panicle of yellow and white.
Aechmea nudicaulis EL 8/95 WB
An interesting Brazilian form from the collection of Elton Leme, in a species with many forms. A 24 inch tubular plant, green with some mottling and characteristic deep ‘thumbprints’. The showy inflorescence is a yellow head with bright red bracts.
Aechmea nudicaulis Veracruz