Bromelia karatas is an evergreen Perennial growing to 3 m (9ft) by 3 m (9ft) at a fast rate. It is hardy to zone (UK) Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy). Bromelia karatas L. Search in The Plant List Search in IPNI Search in Australian Plant Name Index Search in NYBG Virtual Herbarium Search in Muséum. Bromelia karatas — Overview. Plumier’s Bromelia learn more about names for this taxon Explore what EOL knows about Bromelia karatas. Add a brief.

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All plant pages have their own unique code. It should be easy to rub off making the skin of the berry shiny. Morren Nidularium karatas L. The flavor is fairly strong with a tart and astringent aspect. You can see a close-up of the fruits below:. For a list of references used on this page please go here A special thanks to Laratas Fern for some of the information used on this page. The fruits have thin stinging hairs.

Year Bromeoia Description The second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc.

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Bromelia karatas is an evergreen Perennial growing to 3 m 9ft by 3 m 9ft at a fast rate. The juice of the whole plant? Similarly to pineapple, eating too much may cause blisters.

A close-up of some flowers rising amid masses of cottony fiber is shown below:. Marginal forests bordering savannahs and in deciduous forests, at elevations of 1, – 1, metres[ ].


Tropicos | Name – Bromelia karatas L.

Bromelia karatas – L. Right plant wrong place.

If pressure is applied behind a fruit sliced as shown above, the sweet flesh broelia out presenting itself for eating, as shown below:. Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. The fruits often bear stinging hairs, but these didn’t. Excerpts from Jim Conrad’s Naturalist Newsletter. Voss Karatas lagopus E.

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Readable yet also very detailed. Ananas pingouin, Karatas, Camburito. It is hardy to zone UK The bdomelia usually have a bit of the fuzz left on from the inflorescence. Jim Conrad Public domain. It’s used to treat scurvy and diabetes, and an alcoholic tincture of it is used for ulcers.

Bro,elia prefers moist soil. The fruits are a little like small bananas, in the sense that you must peel off the tough covering to get at the sweet interior. Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can.

Above is a particularly massive head of berries.

Bromelia karatas L., – Taxonomy

The fruit is edible[ ]. If you have important information about this plant that may help other users please add a comment or link below.

Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally. This QR Code is unique to this page. However, this week one plant was encountered absolutely loaded with immature fruits, as you can see below:. I love plants and I love eating. A plant of the semi-arid tropics and subtropics[ ]. Publisher Weinheim Year ISBN – Description An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants.


Both are in the Bromelia Family and both are among the small minority of terrestrial bromeliads.

The most common and popular edible bromeliad is the pineapple Ananas comosus If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. The juice of the plant is used to cicatrize recent sores and wounds[ ]. In our area, in March when Bromelia pinguin is flowering kwratas Bromelia karatas is fruiting, new leaves of Bromelia pinguin often are red, while those of Bromelia karatas usually are all green.

Biting into them is almost like crunching a slightly crisp and tart watermelon remember to mind the seeds! Bromelia karatas normally is the larger of the species. Posted by Andy Siekkinen at 2: It cannot grow in the shade. Flowers of Bromelia pinguin are arranged in large panicles atop a stout stalk, while above you see that blossoms of Bromelia karatasas with its fruits, cluster down in the plant body’s center. You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box.

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