Bromelia karatas is an evergreen Perennial growing to 3 m (9ft) by 3 m (9ft) at a fast rate. It is hardy to zone (UK) Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy). Bromelia karatas L. Search in The Plant List Search in IPNI Search in Australian Plant Name Index Search in NYBG Virtual Herbarium Search in Muséum. Bromelia karatas — Overview. Plumier’s Bromelia learn more about names for this taxon Explore what EOL knows about Bromelia karatas. Add a brief.

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Morren Nidularium karatas L. It is hardy to zone UK The very young inflorescences are eaten as a vegetable[46]. QR Code What’s this? The species encountered on Cerro de Cruz Grande differed from those species both by being terrestrial and by growing much larger, as you can see brkmelia.

Bromelia karatas is an evergreen Perennial growing to 3 m 9ft by 3 m 9ft at a fast rate. QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone smartphone cameras. This taxon has not karatss been assessed. To the left is probably a bit more typical. Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. Publisher Kampong Publications, California.

It cannot grow in the shade. An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses brojelia the plants of the region. You will receive a range of benefits including: In that picture notice that around the edge of the cluster of brown-gray things in the plant’s center, purplish flowers are arising. They will range in color and the bottom half may still be white, but they still should be ripe.

Marginal forests bordering savannahs and in deciduous forests, at elevations of 1, – 1, metres[ ]. Morren Nidularium karatas L.

What did the Mayans eat? What about bromeliad fruit?

I thought my failure to find a fruit was because I always left the Yucatan before the fruits ripened but now I suspect it was because I didn’t know you had to dig down into the leafy debris gathered in the plant’s center, as shown in the first photo.


The flesh is sweet and tasty — sweet-sour, one author writes — but if you’re not thinking “pineapple” you might not notice much similarity with the pineapple flavor. Spread it over your cut as if it were a bandage, and it’ll stop the bleeding. Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants.

Copy and print the QR code to a plant label, poster, book, website, magazines, newspaper etc and even t-shirts. This QR Code is unique to this page. Publisher Weinheim Year ISBN – Description An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants.

The most common and popular edible bromeliad is the pineapple Ananas comosus You may remember the abundandant bromeliads gracing katatas limbs at Yerba Buena in the Chiapas uplands.

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But there are other bromeliads that are also great food sources. When ripe, the berries should have good color and pop off with just a little wiggle.

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Bromelia karatas – L. I carry Golden Seal powder for cuts, and we all know that placing a small patch of toilet paper over a cut will staunch it. Readable yet also very detailed. When they involve my favorite plants, the bromepia, it can’t get any better.

When neither species is flowering or fruiting and all blades of the two bromeliq are green, it can be hard to distinguish the two species. Below, you can see my hand withdrawing a fruit:.

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A fruit sliced longitudinally to show numerous hard, black seeds embedded in the succulent flesh appears below:. Now containing plants. Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can. Flowers of Bromelia pinguin are arranged in large panicles atop a stout stalk, while above you see that blossoms of Bromelia karatasas with its fruits, cluster down in the plant body’s center.

Boiled and mashed seeds sweetened with sugar are said to expel internal parasites. This is a QR code short for Quick Response which gives fast-track access to our website pages. However, this week one plant was encountered absolutely loaded with immature fruits, as you can see below:.

The fruit is up to 8cm long[ ]. In our area, in March when Bromelia pinguin is flowering while Bromelia karatas is fruiting, new leaves of Bromelia karahas often are red, while those of Bromelia karatas usually are all green.

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In March when Bromelia pinguin was flowering, I the plant’s newer leaves often were red, while at that time when Bromelia karatas was fruiting, that species’ leaves were all green. The fruits often bear stinging hairs, but these didn’t. The fruits have thin stinging hairs. Similarly to pineapple, eating too much may cause blisters. To leave a comment please Register or bromeoia here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately.