So Red it Hurts


From the Smithsonian Institute National Museum of natural History, Department of Botany, Flora of West Indies feature presentation, comes this stunning red bromeliad.

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Bromelia pinguin
Location: U.S. Virgin Islands, St. John
Photographer: P. Acevedo

Apparently it has a lot of common names.

Common Names: Ananas marrón (Dominican Republic), Bayonette (Haiti), Bayonette (L. Antilles), Bayonette pingouin (Haiti), Fleur de Jerichó (Haiti), Karatas (Dominican Republic), Karatas (L. Antilles), Maya (Cuba), Maya (Dominican Republic), Maya (Puerto Rico), Piña cimarrona (Cuba), Piña de cerca (Cuba), Piña de ratón (Cuba), Piña ratón (Cuba), Ping wing (Jamaica), Pingouin (Haiti), Pingouin (L. Antilles), Pinguin (Jamaica), Pinguin (L. Antilles), Pinguin (Puerto Rico), Rubibarbo de la tierra (Cuba),

Oy, what a lot of common names. I like “Piña ratón” myself.


    
    
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