AN AMATEURíS GUIDE TO THE GREYISH LEAVED TILLANDSIOIDEAE

Compiled by Derek Butcher

Flower Parts

Fig. 1 - Fig. 2 - Fig. 3 - Fig. 4 - Fig. 5 - Fig. 6 - Fig. 7

Fig. 1 Simple inflorescence showing
distichous spike - visible rhachis - flower stem
stem bracts - leaf blade - leaf sheath

Fig. 1

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Fig. 1a

Fig. 1a

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Fig. 2 Compound inflorescence showing
primary bracts - side spikes - rhachis not visible - inflorescence axis

Fig. 2

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Fig. 2a

Fig. 2a

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Fig. 3 showing
stamens longer than the petals - stamens shorter than the petals - petal blades

Fig. 3

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Fig. 4
Polystichous arrangement showing how flowers are arranged around an axis and not opposite as in distichous

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Fig. 5
Trichomes/Scales greatly magnified.
When without these it is called naked or glabrous

Fig. 5

Fig. 6
Sepals showing symetrical, asymetrical, and joined
(note that joined and connate mean the same.)

Fig. 6

Fig. 7 Vriesea appendage
at the bottom of the petal on the inside

Fig. 7
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