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Billbergia pyramidalis, commonly known as the Flaming torch, is a species of bromeliad that is native to Brazil, Venezuela, French Guiana, the Lesser Antilles and Cuba. It is reportedly naturalized in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and on the Island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean.[1][2][3][4][5] They are adaptable, growing well as a terrestrial or epiphytic plant. When on the ground, they quickly create large clumps, and when planted at the base of a tree, they slowly will climb the trunk. The flowers on an individual plant last less than one month, but nearly all of the plants will come into bloom at the same time in the late summer and in some latitudes, they bloom more frequently. References[edit]

^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families ^ Sant'Ana Melhem, T., das Graças Lapa Wanderley, M., Ehlin Martins, S., Jung-Mendaçolli, S.L., Shepherd, G.J. & Kirizawa, M. (eds.) (2007). Flora Fanerogâmica do Estado de São Paulo 5: 1-476. Instituto de Botânica, São Paulo. ^ da Costa, A.F. & Wendt, T. (2007). Bromeliaceae na região de Macaé de Cima, Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Rodriguésia; Revista do Instituto de Biologia Vegetal, Jardim Botânico e Estaçao Biologica do Itatiaya 58: 905-939. ^ Martinelli, G., Magalhães Vieira, C., Gonzalez, M., Leitman, P., Piratininga, A. Ferreira da Costa, A. & Campostrini Forzza, R. (2008). Bromeliaceae da Mata Atlântica Brasileira: lista de espécies, distribuição e conservação. Rodriguésia; Revista do Instituto de Biologia Vegetal, Jardim Botânico e Estaçao Biologica do Itatiaya 59: 209-258. ^ Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.

External links[edit]

PLANTS - Billbergia pyramidalis FCBS.org - illustrations

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Taxon identifiers

Wikidata: Q4911632 Wikispecies: Billbergia pyramidalis EoL: 1126057 GBIF: 2693754 GRIN: 7239 iNaturalist: 159269 IPNI: 122179-1 IRMNG: 11384166 ITIS: 500996 NCBI: 319737 PalDat: Billbergia_pyramidalis Plant List: kew-221667 PLANTS: BIPY POWO: urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:122179-1 Tropicos: 4303807 uBio: 4962659 WCSP: 221667

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