851.000 Ananas Mill. - Pineapples

Staples, G.W. & Herbst, D.R. (2005) A Tropical Garden Flora; plants cultivated in the Hawaiian islands and other tropical places. Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Description of the genus

Terrestrial herbs; offsets or stolons often present. Leaves in spreading rosettes, linear; margins toothed with a sharp point at the end. Inflorescence an erect, pine-cone-shaped, dense head usually with a tuft of bracts at the top. Flowers sessile, red or violet. Fruit fleshy; apex usually with a tuft of leafy bracts.

Worldwide: 8 species in tropical America

Mozambique: 1 cultivated taxon.

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comosus (L.) Merr.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Ananas

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ananas
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ananas
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ananas
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ananas
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iNaturalist: Ananas
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ananas
JSTOR Plant Science: Ananas
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ananas
Plants of the World Online: Ananas
Tropicos: Ananas
Wikipedia: Ananas

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Cultivated plants: genus page: Ananas.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2086, retrieved 12 July 2024

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