Bromelia karatas is an evergreen Perennial growing to 3 m (9ft) by 3 m (9ft) at a fast rate. It is hardy to zone (UK) Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy). Bromelia karatas L. Search in The Plant List Search in IPNI Search in Australian Plant Name Index Search in NYBG Virtual Herbarium Search in Muséum. Bromelia karatas — Overview. Plumier’s Bromelia learn more about names for this taxon Explore what EOL knows about Bromelia karatas. Add a brief.

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I think the main idea is to provide lots of surface area over which the blood’s platelets can arrange themselves, and most powders, most thin-pulpy tissues, most wads of slender filaments, and most fuzzes will do the job. The berries usually have bromelka bit of the fuzz left on from the inflorescence. Voss Karatas lagopus E.

Bromelia karatas

If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. You may remember the abundandant bromeliads gracing tree limbs at Yerba Buena in the Chiapas uplands. In our area, in March when Bromelia brmelia is flowering while Bromelia karatas is fruiting, new leaves of Bromelia pinguin often are red, while those of Bromelia karatas usually are all green.

An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region.


I love plants and I love eating. Readable yet also very detailed. Bromelia pinguin forms large, very dense thickets, while Bromelia karatas plants often have open ground between them.

Right plant wrong place. This QR Code is unique to this page. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here. The fruits are edible after removal of thin stinging hairs.

Bromelia karatas Ananas pingouin, Karatas, Camburito PFAF Plant Database

This taxon has not yet been assessed. Before anything is done with the fruits you need to thoroughly brush or wipe off the rusty-brown, very thin, sharp hairs visible in the fruit picture mantling both ends of the fruits.

Above is a particularly massive head of berries. Boiled and mashed seeds sweetened with sugar are said to expel internal parasites. A close-up of some flowers rising amid masses of cottony fiber is shown below:. Now containing plants.

I thought my failure to find a fruit was because I always left the Yucatan before the fruits ripened but now I suspect it was because I didn’t know you had to dig down into the leafy debris gathered in the plant’s center, as shown in the first photo. Bromelia karatas is an evergreen Perennial growing to 3 m 9ft by 3 m 9ft at a fast rate. An alcoholic tincture of the juice is used for a detersive on ulcers[ ].

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When I can combine the two out hiking and exploring I am a happy camper! However, this week one plant was encountered absolutely loaded with immature fruits, as you can see below:. In some cultures spider webs are placed over the cuts.

Bromelia karatas normally is the larger of the species. Now we see that when Bromelia karatas flowers, its newer leaves also can be red, and when I inspect the same Bromelia karatas plants that last March bore red leaves, now those plants’ leaves are all green.

Bromelia karatas – Wikipedia

Several species in the genus Bromelia have bromeelia fruit technically a berry harvested and eaten. I’ve run into lots of blood-staunching remedies like this and I always wonder whether the thing being talked about possesses a particular chemical that staunches the blood, or whether just about any powder or fine-textured material will do.

The very young inflorescences are eaten as a vegetable[46]. You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box. Bromelia karatas – L. The fruits have thin stinging hairs. A plant of the semi-arid tropics and subtropics[ ]. A fruit sliced longitudinally to show numerous hard, black seeds embedded in the succulent flesh appears below:.