Concentric Neoregelia
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Concentric Neoregelia
ntroduced Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Concentric Neoregelia
Botanical name: Neoregelia concentrica    Family: Bromeliaceae (Pineapple family)

Concentric Neoregelia is a bromeliad native to Brazil. It develops like a perennial herb. Growing it develops into a round-shape shrub. This plant in the spring, summer, autumn, winter assumes a greenpink colouring. Plant is medium in size and can reach 40 cm high, propagating by stout basal rhizomes. Leaves 7-30 in a dense broadly funnelform rosette, 20-40 cm long. Sheaths are large, broadly elliptic, entire. Leaf blades are ligulate, broadly rounded and apiculate, 5-10 cm wide, wholly green or with dark purple spots above or the inner leaves at times wholly purple, usually densely serrate with stout black spines to 4 mm long. Flowers are sunk in the dark purple center of the rosette, in a many-flowered cluster.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed in Gangtok, Sikkim.

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