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BILLBERGIA PYRAMIDALIS, commonly known as the FLAMING TORCH, is a species of bromeliad that is native to Brazil
Brazil
, Venezuela
Venezuela
, French Guiana , the Lesser Antilles and Cuba
Cuba
. It is reportedly naturalized in Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
, the Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
and on the Island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean
Indian Ocean
.

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

* ^ 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. 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. Revista do Instituto de Biologia Vegetal, Jardim Botânico e Estaçao Biologica do Itatiaya 59: 209-258. * ^ Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. right: 15px; display: none;">

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