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
Quesnellias are endemic to eastern Brazil, where they are found often found growing in masses near the sea shore. While some even grow in sand close to the water others grow further inland in swampy forests in the shade of trees and still others grow as epiphytes in mountains bordering the coastline. However some grow at altitudes up to 1500m Coastal species tend to have medium to large green rosettes with sturdy floral heads of brilliant pink. The smaller species with a tubular structure like billbergias are found on rock or tress in the coastal mountains. Brilliant inflorescences and rosy red bracts with petals of pink, lavender blue is a consistent characteristic of this genus. The stiff leaves have small to medium sized spines.
Plants are marked NZ for those collected in New Zealand - or Aust - for the new plants collected since coming to Australia