Rainforest Biodiversity Guide

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Bromeliads
Bromeliads

Scientific Name: Aechmea nallyi

Category: Plant

Primary Layer: Canopy

Fun Facts:

  • This species is only known to one region of the Amazon, near Iquitos Peru. It is classified as rare, but is locally common.
  • A specialized herbivore, the nutmeg beetle, feeds on this bromeliad, despite its very tough leaves.
  • Poison dart frogs clamber from the forest floor into the canopy and lay their eggs in the water pool of this bromeliad.