Cottendorfia Bromeliad Plant

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Classification, Growing Indoors, Growing Outdoors

Cottendorfia (cot’en-dorf’ea) – Belonging to the Pitcairnioideae subfamily; there is only one species makes up the genus.

This bromeliad is terrestrial, growing in open rocky country. Few, if any, are found in cultivation.

For more information on the Pitcairnioideae Bromeliad subfamily, check out my Bromeliad Subfamily – Pitcairnioideae post!

Cottendorfia Bromeliad Plant.GIF

Plate Number: 1341
Publication: Act. Bot. Venezuelica 14(3) 1984 Fig. 7
Client: Smith, L.B. – Size: 12×16

Cottendorfia arachnoidea (Bromeliaceae) – Collection: Steyermark et al 125996, Venezuela, Territorio Federal Amazonas; habit, flower, floral parts, leaf apex. Artist: Tangerini, A.R. – Date unknown – pen and ink

From the Catalog of Botanical Illustrations, Department of Botany, Smithsonian Institution

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