Acanthostachys Bromeliad Plant Species
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Acanthostachys (a-cantho-steak’-is) – Belonging to the Bromelioideae subfamily; of the two species in this genus, Acanthostachys strobilaceae is unique in the bromeliad world because of the way it cascades on long, thin, terete, spiny leaves, which emerge from a stoloniferous caudex.
The long-lasting inflorescence resembles a miniature pineapple approximately 2.5cm long and 1cm in diameter. This species is found growing as an epiphyte in tropical rainforests.
Acanthostachys strobilacea pictured.
For more information on the Bromelioideae subfamily, check out my Bromeliad Subfamily – Tillandsioideae post!
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