catalogue of Bromeliads used for various projects by - Lloyd Godman
is a catalogue of bromeliads used by Lloyd godman for his various installations
and photosynthesis projects - the collection of plants he accessed in
New Zealand from 1996 - 2004 was collected from a wide range of sources,
while most were brought from Greens Bromeliads, some were also donated
by the Dunedin Botanical Gardens. Later in 2004 these plants were either
sold or given away with his move to Australia.
Lloyd is at present re-establishing his collection where he now lives
in Melbourne and utilizing the plants for airborne gardens and the Hybrid project.
Lexicon of Bromeliads: A
resource by Lloyd Godman
The Alcantarea, has approximately 20 species and is an offshoot of the much larger genus Vriesea. Like Vrieseas the leaf edge is smooth with no spines
, the genus is fittingly named after the 2nd Emperor of Brazil. These are plants with large wide stiff leaves and create a spectacular show. As a native to mountains of Teresópolis near Rio de Janeiro that grows at elevations of about 1,500 metres This species can withstand relatively cool nights.
Plants are marked NZ for those collected in New Zealand - or Aust - for the new plants collected since coming to Australia