Is it an Aloe or a Bromeliad?

You may ask yourself this question a lot and this map exists to answer it. It's a good question because although these two plant families look almost the same, they are unrelated and evolved parallel characteristics on two different continents. Created for the Desert Botanical Garden Cactus and Succulent Gallery, this illustration identifies the plants in the garden as well as shows where they come from.

illustration of aloe bromeliad map 1024x795 Is it an Aloe or a Bromeliad?

Aloe and bromeliad map

 

 

 

 

 

1 Comment

  1. moe loshinsky
    February 12, 2014

    thank you for a simple question.

    yet it was bothering me since I am a collector of bromeliads.

    regards
    moe loshinsky

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