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Flowering Aechmea fasciata

Flowering Aechmea fasciata
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Copyright: K H Fung (khfung) (50)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-24
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z5
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/50 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-26 3:32
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Aechmea fasciata belongs to the bromeliad family (pineapple also belongs here). Its common name is Silver-Vase or Urk plant. It is an epiphytic plant originated from Brazil. The leaves form a vase-like rosette of leaves showing silvery-grey bands. Water can collect in the centre of the rosette. The flowers arise from a central cluster of rosy pink bracts. The flowers change from blue to deep rose. These features are very well shown in this photo.
This photo is taken hand-held in a dark corner in Hong Kong Park.
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Poales
Family: Bromeliaceae
Subfamily: Bromelioideae
Genus: Aechmea
Species: A. fasciata

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