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
of the stiff, brightly coloured inflorescence on an erect spike,
Vrieseas, are known as the flaming sword plants of the jungle. They
have softer leaves than many other bromeliads which are often boldly
banded with red on green. They need more exacting conditions than most
other bromeliads and prefer warmer conditions ( 19-27 degrees C, 65-80
degrees F ), moderate to low light and a moist atmosphere.
Plants are marked NZ for those collected in New Zealand - or Aust - for the new plants collected since coming to Australia