Definitions

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  • n. a family of tropical American plants of order Xyridales including several (as the pineapple) of economic importance

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Examples

  • Together with epiphytic herbaceous communities (orquedeae, bromeliaceae, cacti, and mosses), and rhodophytes, the mangroves form complex forests responsible for providing a physical buffer against sea swells and winds on the coast, purifying the salt in marine breezes, enriching the coastal profile and producing soil recovery.

    ManabĂ­ mangroves

  • This odd-looking fruit, named for the rough exterior that resembles a pinecone and an interior as juicy as an apple, is part of the bromeliaceae family of herbs and small shrubs native to the American tropics and subtropics.

    The Pineapple: Sweet Symbol of the Tropics

  • Here are seen tillandsias and bromeliaceae, like the crowns of huge pineapples; large climbing arums, with their dark green and arrow-head shaped leaves, forming fantastic and graceful ornaments swinging in mid-air; while huge-leaved ferns and other parasites cling to the stems up to the very highest branches.

    The Western World Picturesque Sketches of Nature and Natural History in North and South America

  • Do you leads equivocally and nonsynchronous hirudinean that you see aboral anointing convivially, and can hyalospongiae, from the zoanthropy phylliform, a awake bromeliaceae?

    Rational Review

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