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Guapilla (Ground Bromeliad)

Hechtia glomerata


Guapilla is a terrestrial bromeliad related to the Pineapple. The leaves have sharp spines all along both sides of the long leaves. It looks more like a cactus of some kind than a bromeliad!


Tropical Forest (Dry Season), growing in rocky areas along the Rim and down inside the walls of the "Sima de Las Cotorras", near Ocozocuautla, Chiapas, Mexico.


Guapilla is a xeric terrestrial bromeliad in the same family as pineapple. The rosette is evergreen, and has an interesting, spiraling form that makes it a great sculptural accent plant. This plant is hardy to about 18 degrees Fahrenheit. It is also used for medical purposes as an infusion.

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Hechtia sp.

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LaurenZarate 8 years ago

Gracias Carlos por la identificación. Que maravilla de planta.

carlos.velazco 8 years ago

Hola, esta es una bromelia de la familia de la piña.

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Chiapas, Mexico

Spotted on Jan 8, 2012
Submitted on Nov 19, 2012

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