Guia de la Bromelias de Bogota y sus alrededores.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Books (Book reviews)
Author: Grant, Jason
Pub Date: 11/01/2008
Publication: Name: Journal of the Bromeliad Society Publisher: Bromeliad Society International Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Biological sciences Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2008 Bromeliad Society International ISSN: 0090-8738
Issue: Date: Nov-Dec, 2008 Source Volume: 58 Source Issue: 6
Topic: NamedWork: Guia de la Bromelias de Bogota y sus alrededores (Nonfiction work)
Persons: Reviewee: Betancur, Julio
Accession Number: 192689067
Full Text: Guia de la Bromelias de Bogota y sus alrededores. Impresol Ediciones Ltda. Julio Betancur. 2001. 19 cm, 152 pages, soft cover. ISBN 958-9387-30-6, Spanish. Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

This is a handy Spanish-language field guide to the bromeliads that occur in the vicinity of Bogota, Colombia. Several brief introductory chapters describe how to use the guide, general descriptions of bromeliads and their important characteristics, uses and common names, as well as a key to the species. The key to the species and the description of each species use detailed characters that bring the reader back to a colored glossary. 51 species are described including: Aechmea (1 sp.), Catopsis (1 sp.), Greigia (2 sp.), Guzmania (5 sp.), Mezobromelia (1 sp.), Pitcairnia (2 sp.), Puya (8 sp.), Racinaea (6 sp.), Tillandsia (20 sp.), and Vriesea (5 sp.). This guide will be of most use in the Central Cordillera of Colombia.
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