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Aechmea bromeliad

Aechmea sp.


Long, smooth leaves with toothed edges. Interesting purple flower parts with twinges of red. Epiphytic.


Tropical, high annual rainfall. Non-native to Hawaii.


This is likely an A. fendleri hybrid.

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mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 9 years ago

Thank you, DD! I searched and conquered, haha. I think this is a hybrid, so the species can't really be pinpointed, but I figured out the genus.

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 9 years ago

Beautiful! Love the large purple inflorescences. It's epiphytic alright, a type of Bromeliad. Not sure of the genus but an image search should help narrow it down.

mauna Kunzah
Spotted by
mauna Kunzah

Hilo, Hawaii, USA

Spotted on Jan 9, 2013
Submitted on Dec 28, 2013

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