Cryptanthus bahianus L.B.Sm.

Rosette on a thick stem 10-12 cm long, off-shoots emerge from between the leaves on stems to 20 cm long. Leaves to 40 cm long, dull green and hairless above, covered below with white scales; tip pointed, sharp; margins with curved spines. Inflorescence of stalkless, white flowers.


Source: Christensen, T.; Butcher, D. (2005). Bromeliaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Poales
family       Bromeliaceae
genus        Cryptanthus Otto & A. Dietr.