The Haemodoraceae are distinctive in being perennial herbs with arylphenalenone

The haemodoraceae are distinctive in being perennial

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The Haemodoraceae are distinctive in being perennial herbs with arylphenalenone compounds (imparting a reddish coloration to stems and roots in almost all Haemodoroideae), unifacial leaves, and variable flowers . P 3+3 or (3+3) or (6) A 1,3,6 G (3), inferior or superior, hypanthium present or absent.
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Bromeliaceae - Bromeliad family (after Swedish medical doctor and botanist, Olof Ole Bromell (1639-1705). 59 genera / 2,400 species The Bromeliaceae are distinctive in being perrenial terrestrial or epiphytic herbs or shrubs with surface peltate scales , often colorful bracts , and trimerous flowers with typically twisted stigmas . P 3+3 or (3)+(3) A 3+3 G 3, superior or inferior. Economic importance: Ananas comosus , pineapple.
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Peltate scales
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Peltate scales fr. Pierce, 2006
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Twisted Styles
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Aechmea
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Ananas comosus Pineapple
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Bilbergia nutans (left), sp. (right)
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Dyckia dawsonii
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Neoregalia
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Neoregalia
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Puya alpestris
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