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A catalogue of Bromeliads used for various projects by - Lloyd Godman

This 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.

A Lexicon of Bromeliads: A resource by Lloyd Godman

Genus - : Alcantarea - Sub-Family - Tillandsioideae: Family - Bromelioideae

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

 

Alcantarea extensa

Aust 2014

Alcantarea Imperialis

Aust 2014

Alcantarea Imperialis Rubra

Aust 2013

Alcantarea regina albo

Aust 2014

Alcantarea Unicolor

Aust 2013