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Thursday, 2 June 2016

FFF237 - BILLBERGIA

Billbergia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Bromeliaceae, subfamily Bromelioideae. The genus, named for the Swedish botanist, zoologist, and anatomist Gustaf Johan Billberg, is divided into two subgenera: Billbergia and Helicodea. They are native to forest and scrub, up to an altitude of 1,700 m, in southern Mexico, the West Indies, Central America and South America, with many species endemic to Brazil. They are rosette-forming, evergreen perennials, usually epiphytic in habit, often with brilliantly coloured flowers.

The cultivar shown here is Billbergia 'Muriel Waterman' that was hybridised by the great American collector and enthusiast, Mulfor Foster, and introduced in 1946. The stout tubular rosette, is about 7.5 cm in diameter, opens out to a funnel at the top of some six to eight leaves. These are rose-maroon with transverse silver bands, making it one of the most colourful foliage billbergias. The showy flower spike consists of long pink bracts and striking blue flowers.

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26 comments:

  1. What a great photo, Nick !!! The colors are unique beautifully !!!

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  2. Pretty, vivid colours and a beautiful capture, dear Nick! Love it! Have a great weekend,
    Annie

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  3. Colourful! I like the fact that it was named for a Swede. : )

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  4. What a beautiful colours together. We don't see many of the bromelia's. The climate is to cold. Groetjes, Hetty

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  5. Fabulous colours.....fabulous image!
    Thanks for hosting and visiting...

    Happy weekend Nick,
    Ruby

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  6. Wow, what a fantastic capture!

    Thank you by the way for hosting each week. It's always a pleasure to see the wonderful nature and to learn about.

    Wish you a very good Weekend đŸ€—

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  7. This pic is amazing Nick!!
    It's like pure (Nature)Art :)
    Gorgeous colours and textures!
    Thank you for hosting and wish you a lovely weekend!

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  8. Oh WOW Nick I love this image.

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  9. Such a stunning flower! I've never seen this before.
    It's WOW!

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  10. my goodness - that flower is 'in your face' -
    and your picture isn't half bad either.
    jo

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  11. Hello Nick,
    WOW, what an amazing macro picture, I love it!
    Have a nice weekend,
    moni
    http://www.reflexionblog.de

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  12. Your macro is beautiful.
    Nice weekend!
    Biggy

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  13. Cool composition and color combination! Thanks for hosting. :D

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  14. Gorgeous shot! Enjoy your weekend.

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  15. Fabulous macro and what a lovely color combination.

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  16. I love the macro, and the colors. It is Amazing!!

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  17. Fantastic shot !!
    Happy weekend

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  18. Es un placer para los sentidos su blog feliz fin de semana Saludos

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  19. Wow, wow, wow I have never seen such a brilliant rainbow in one flower… gorgeous!

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  20. Heisann, my absent is ridiculous, I made my post on Friday looking for yours, but did not see the forrest but trees... ( do you have this proverb?)
    Have a nice week ;:OD)

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