07 June 2015

Tree Decorations

     Nature abounds in tropical climates and some trees develop more decoration than just fruit and flowers.   

     Wiki says, "The Bromeliaceae (the bromeliads) are a family of monocot flowering plants of around 3,170 species native mainly to the tropical Americas, with a few species found in the American subtropics and one in tropical west Africa."  Also good to know, Pineapples are blomeliads.

     This tree has several types of bromeliads growing on it.  Bromeliads grow in a special way to capture and store rain.  Not sure what variety they all are but the large ones are shrub sized and provide lots of water to the creatures living in the tree.