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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/31/2012)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/31/2012)
Genus ANANAS Mill.
PlaceOfPublication Gard. Dict. Abr. ed. 4. 1754.
Description Leaves densely rosulate, scarcely enlarged at base. Scape evident, erect. Inflorescence densely strobiliform, crowned with a tuft of sterile foliaceous bracts. Flowers sessile. Sepals free, obtuse, slightly asymmetric. Petals free, erect, violet or red, each bearing 2 slenderly infundibuliform scales. Stamens included; pollen- grains ellipsoid with 2 pores. Ovaries coalescing with each other and with the bracts and axis to form a fleshy compound fruit, the epigynous tube short. Ovules borne near top of cell.
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