Bromelia

Bromelia

Bromelia is a genus of tropical American plants characterized by flowers with a deeply cleft calyx, of the family Bromeliaceae, named after the Swedish botanist Olaf Bromelius (died 1705). It includes the following species:

The resistant fiber obtained from B. serra and B. hieronymi, both known as chaguar, is an essential component of the economy of the Wichí tribe in the semi-arid Gran Chaco region of Argentina.

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