Dennis CathartBromeliads in the Wild
Bromeliads are found only in the New World and occur in the U.S. from Virginia along the coast to Texas and in all other countries from Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean and even the Galapagos Islands. Extremely adaptable; bromeliads fill nearly every niche over their range and from sea level to above 12,000 feet. The greatest majority of bromeliad species occur in the tropics, however they also occur in sub-tropical areas such as Florida where there are 23 different species. Bromeliads sizes vary from under an inch to over a ton and 25 feet tall. They live in sun, shade, rainless deserts, cloud forests and some are even rheophytes; plants that live part of their lives in or under water! Amazing diversity of plant forms (think Pineapple and Spanish Moss, both are bromeliads!) and seemingly limitless adaptations to special habitats make bromeliads fascinating to study and beautiful to look at.
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The presentation starts at 6:45
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To champion regionally appropriate horticulture in San Diego County.