Ananas comosus

<< Previous | Next >>
toggle captions

Name and publication()

Ananas comosus (L.) Merr., Interp. Herb. Amboin. 133 (1917).

Description()

Tiny, freeze-dried pineapples occasionally appear in higher end, tropical-themed potpourris. The multiple fruit is broadly ellipsoid, typically yellow, and seedless, topped with a crown of prickly leaves, typically about 10-15 cm in total length.

Nativity and distribution()

Native to Brazil, pineapples are cultivated around the world.

Family()

Bromeliaceae

Synonymy()

Bromelia comosa L.