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Aechmea macrochlamys L.B.Sm.

Family Name: Bromeliaceae
Full Sun: 6-8h Moderate Water Ornamental Foliage Woody Herbaceous


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Name Authority
Name Status (botanical)

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Shrub (Herbaceous)
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic


Native Distribution South-East Brazil 
Local Conservation Status Exotic

Description and Ethnobotany

Foliage The simple leaves are arranged in a rosette and are ligulate and broadly acute. The leaf margins are covered with dark, serrated spines up to 5mm long. 
Flowers The flower inflorescence is 30 to 40cm in length with sessile, sub-erect flowers. 

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Foliage, Ornamental Form
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Well-Drained Soils
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens
Usage Hazard - Cons Spines/Thorns - Leaf

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Foliar Type Simple / Unifoliate
Foliar Arrangement Along Stem Rosulate / Rosette
Foliar Attachment to Stem Sessile
Foliar Shape(s) Non-Palm Foliage
Foliar Margin Dentate

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Master ID 31626
Species ID 6025
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Species record last updated on: 20 August 2021.