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 pants 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
Lexicon of Bromeliads: A
resource by Lloyd Godman
Genera - Guzmania :Sub-Family
- Tillandsioideae: Family - Bromeliad
Guzmainia are tank type plants that hold water - they are largely epiphytic plants that come from dam, humid shaded area of forests from sea level to altitudes of 3.500m. All Guzmainia have leaves with smooth edges and generally glossy leaves. These plants need free draining soil. The attraction of these plants is the flower spike, however coming from warm climates like Costa Rica and Panama many are cold sensitive and difficult to grow in cooler conditions.
Plants are marked NZ for those collected in New Zealand - or Aust - for the new plants collected since coming to Australia