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

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/31/2012)
Species ANANAS COMOSUS (L.) Merrill
PlaceOfPublication Interpr. Rumph. Amb. 133. 1917.
Synonym Bromnelia Ananas L. Sp. P1. 285. 1753. Brumelia comosa L. Herb. Amboin. 21. 1754. Ananassa saliva Lindl. in Bot. Reg. 13: under pl. 1068. 1827Ananas salivus (Lindl.) Schultes in R. & S. Syst. Veg. 7:1283. 1830. Ananas Ananas (L.) Voss in Vilm. Blumeng. ed. 3, 1:964. 1895.
Description Leaves coarsely and laxly spinose-serrate. Scape short, stout. Scape-bracts serrate. Inflorescence large, many-flowered. Floral bracts soon exposing the tops of the ovaries, relatively inconspicuous, weakly serrulate or entire. Syncarp well over 15 cm. long at maturity with copious palatable flesh. Seeds lacking or very rare.
Distribution Native of Brazil. Widely cultivated in the tropics and occasionally spon- taneous.
Common Pifia Pine
Common Pineapple
Note Cultivated in the Canal Zone and on Taboga Island.
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